@ John arthur: how long does it take for baby guppies to grow to adult size?

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3 years ago #1
ZachAttack
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How long does it take for baby guppies to grow to adult size?

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3 years ago #2
johnarthur
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Housed in a healthy aquarium, guppies usually reach maturity in less than six months.

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3 years ago #3
Zach
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hmmmmm i was hoping you wouldnt say that, is this what you call a healthy tank? i have had these babies for about 2 months now. got about a dozen and a 1/2. do you think ill need a 10 gal soon?

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3 years ago #4
Zach
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do they like relatively warm water?

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3 years ago #5
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Guppies are a tropical species that need good water quality and a temperature around 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 C).

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3 years ago #6
Zach
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did my tank look ok? right now the temp. is 79 degrees f.

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3 years ago #7
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The aquarium in the picture appears to be very small, so you will want to limit its population. A trio (two females and a male) of guppies will soon have the tank swarming with aquatic life and you looking for more aquariums. Generally speaking, it's better to buy larger aquariums, because they are easier to maintain in a healthy condition.

In my opinion the four most common aquarium mistakes are over feeding, overcrowding, lack of a nitrogen cycle and not considering compatibility issues.

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3 years ago #8
Zach
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the tiny tank was my baby guppy tank right now they are about 4 mm. long

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1 year ago #9
emma
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wow your good

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1 year ago #10
emma
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hi hm mmmm mmmmmm what happens if one baby guppie dies will the will to ? and bye the way thank you very much
THANK YOU

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1 year ago #11
FryGuy
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Emma: Please don't reply to posts that are very old.

P.S. Don't spam smileys either

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1 year ago #12
Zach
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And what makes you think you can tell her what she can and can't do?

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1 year ago #13
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Please let's keep it polite and respectful. Old questions and answers are still posted, because they still have useful information.

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1 year ago #14
Jmanalo
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Hello i got 3 guppies and 30 new babies my tank is 75 galloons i also have 7 neo tetra is it to crowded?

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1 year ago #15
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Hello Jmanalo,
You'll get better and faster answers if you create a new thread for your question. Also, please refrain from posting on old threads, thank you

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1 month ago #16
Fishy mama
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You're tank should be big enough just watch out if you're trying to keep your babies. The parents and the bro tetra will eat them. If you can get a smaller tank like a 3-4 gallon for the babies

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1 month ago #17
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Everyone using mobile phones need to check dates of original posts. I understand they're hard to see in upper right corner.

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