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Slow-growing guppies now growing faster

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by evedamnededen, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. evedamnededen

    evedamnededen AC Members

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    hi, I posted before about my guppies being so slow to grow...

    Now they're growing faster! I don't know why, but I guess its fine....I didn't change anything, the 2 juvies are still in a 10 gallon tank, and water parameters are still the same temp 78F ph 7, no ammonia, no nitrites, and 02 nitrates..

    fishies are happy, I didn't realize one was a male until a few weeks ago when his gonopodium started to become visible...

    It took them 8 months to reach sexual maturity!

    has this happened to anyone else before?
     
  2. maronov

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    That's unusual... what size are they now?
     
  3. evedamnededen

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    they were like about an inch a month ago....now one's an inch and a half, and the other is almost 2 inches...
     
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    1.5-2 inches is adult size, but I find it strange that they didn't mature sexually until then. Maybe it was just the male? Do you remember seeing a gravid spot on the other one after about a month?
     
  5. evedamnededen

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    yeah, i saw a gravid spot....its pregnant now...its too late for me to separate them....lol...oh well
     

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