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Old 04-28-2013, 10:07 AM   #1 
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Guppy Fry Behavior?

The first 2 days my little fry was swimming around like crazy non stop. Today is day three and I notice he has been hanging out in a plant that is in his tank. Is this normal? Is he just comfortable now so he is relaxing? Or should he be swimming around like crazy non stop?

Tank size: 3.5 gallons
Temp: 78
Filter: no
Heated: yes
Airstone: yes
Inhabitants: one guppy fry
Age: 2-3 weeks old max. had him for 3 days now.
Food: Finely crushed NLS small fish pellets 4 times daily
Cleaning: Did 50% wc yesterday with vacuum
Other info: bare bottom tank with one floating anubias, sprig of moneywort, one silk plant and one plastic plant.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:23 PM   #2 
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I will admit immediately I've no experience with fry, but it might be that he's just resting for the time being. Two days of constant exercise may have him a bit worn out. /shrug
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:35 PM   #3 
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sounds like he's settling in. I wouldn't worry about it too much
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:39 PM   #4 
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once again skyewillow to the rescue :D Thank you. I'm sorry you have to hear all my guppy obsession lol.
When I fed him lunch he came up to the surface and was swimming all over the place like crazy again getting his noms on. I'm the paranoid parent haha.
also is it possible he's grown already? he looks bigger and has more color today!
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:42 PM   #5 
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He may be growing :D

And I know what you mean by guppy obsession. I adore my boys, especially the ones I named. The way they're being aggressive with each other actually looks like they're displaying for each other. If I had a way to deal with the fry I'd totally get some pretty ladies, or at least some dalmatian mollies because the hybrids I've seen are really pretty.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:27 PM   #6 
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:D :D :D I can't wait to see if he is a she or a he. I think he is a he though. I don't know why but I do. I can't wait until he is full grown and I can get some more. I definitely do not want to breed them though. It is way to nerve wracking raising a fry.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:51 PM   #7 
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our males fence with their gonopodiums...

Boys... LOL
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:50 PM   #8 
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our males fence with their gonopodiums...

Boys... LOL
BAHAHAHAHAHA

Vid or it didn't happen!
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:04 PM   #9 
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it's creepy though!! Wee-Wee battles are gross!
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #10 
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Omg! Your guppies do?! I pray my boys don't have measuring contests like that! xDD
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