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Old 03-09-2012, 01:33 PM   #1 
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How old is old enough?

I would just like to know how old the fry should be before going to a new home. And by how many months will their sex be apparent? I'm not in a rush; my fry are only a week old.

Oh and on another note: there is already a difference in color that I can tell between the fry. Some are pretty dark and others are light. Is that normal or is there something wrong?
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:30 PM   #2 
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I thought it was like 5 months to give them away. I'm not sure cause I've never bred them.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:45 PM   #3 
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I think it mostly depends on how fast they grow. Most people sell them when they are 3 and a half months old but it all depend on how healthy they are.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:04 PM   #4 
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Different shades of fry are normal :D Dont worry! haha. Some of my two month olds are dark and others are light :) Their dad is dark and their mom was light pink so theres lots of variation which is nice! what do your fries parents look like?

Also I think it all really depends on the size the fry, some are fully grown by 3 months, and others dont get fully grown till like 5 or 6. Definitely varies! My fry are two months old and most are between 1/2" and 1 1/2" long now :)
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:50 PM   #5 
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Some times lighter coloured fries are weaker.My light coloured fries always swim much slower then my other dark coloured fries.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:27 AM   #6 
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How old befire you seperate them?
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:54 AM   #7 
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When they show signs of aggression (real fights, not play fights), I'm pretty sure some separate them at around 3months + of age.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:57 AM   #8 
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K, lol i didnt know they play fought.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:21 PM   #9 
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K, lol i didnt know they play fought.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_Ulal2pNXY Example of a play fight.

Well, depends on how you grow them. With good food, lots of clean water, and bigger tanks by 3 or 4 months they are adult size. Some breeders take 7 or 8 months to grow them.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:39 PM   #10 
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I'll post a picture of the parents





And the mom


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