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Old 10-21-2010, 07:03 PM   #1 
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How old to Sex/seperate fry

I know this is a terrible question to ask so late in the process, but how long should i keep all of my fry in the same tank, their all starting to show color, blues and reds, but i cant necessarily sex them yet, i mean they all look primarily like females (Because their top/back fin isnt grown enough to look like a male).
But my problem is, im noticing a bit of nipping fits between a few of them...

Should i just keep them in the same tank until i can truely sex them, or should i seperate the more agressive few earlier?

If you need pics of the fry to see their size, just ask. but until needed i really dont wanna lug out my camera and start trying to take pictures.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:19 PM   #2 
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As you see the aggressive ones-I would remove and jar/cup them regardless of sex-once jarred/cupped and along with the proper care they will show their sex and male often will fin out faster too in my experience.
Usually the most aggressive will turn out to be male but not always.

Would still love to see pics...how old are they, how many and what size is the grow-out tank

I have found that I can keep them together longer in larger heavy planted tanks or even separate the smaller and larger in two different tanks
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:28 PM   #3 
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Well im not good with CM's so lets just say their about

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that big.

and this was my first spawn, and i messed up and didnt remove the gravel, so theres only about 10 fry in that tank,

but my second tank has about 30ish super red CT babies swimmin around about

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that big lol.



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and their both 10g, heavily planted with about 5-9 plants in each. and ornaments.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:42 PM   #4 
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How old are they? Pics would help :)
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:44 PM   #5 
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How bad is the nipping...if its not too bad I would leave them if it is really bad then you need to jar-I leave mine together but move them to bigger tanks as they grow-but I also separate the large and smaller ones starting at 2-3 weeks-I use 5 different tanks that range from 10g to 75g tanks that are very heavy planted.
What age are they?
What kind of plants-I found that using tall plants and floating plants to give the the submissive fry better cover helps with aggressive issues by giving them cover to go to the top without being seen
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:50 PM   #6 
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i wanna say anywhere from 4-6 weeks...i didnt actually LOG any dates for the spawn...but leme grab the camera. xD
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:54 PM   #7 
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Sorry its quite hard to get good pictures of the fry when theres only about 10 of them, and theres so many places for them to hide.


So im going to use a pic i took about 3 days ago


Note this picture was taken 3 days ago before i cleaned water and suctioned as much of the waste on the gravel as possible out.

(Basically its cleaner now)
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:58 PM   #8 
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Yeah they look about that age. I wouldn't worry yet. I'll look up your orignal thread to get an exact age. Anyway you don't need to jar yet...
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