Fry Grow-Out Tank

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Tetra started making small nano tanks, and I thought it'd be perfect to grow out some small fry. It's a 1.5G Cube, seamless. Comes with an LED light, and in-tank filter from Whisper and an air pump. The rest isn't really anything worthy to mention.

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Nice!
 

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Nice fry tank..........:)
 

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All these guppy pics are making me want to get into them again... I only have a male, three females, and three ~one week fry right now... Oh, the temptation!
 

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All these guppy pics are making me want to get into them again... I only have a male, three females, and three ~one week fry right now... Oh, the temptation!
That's a great start! That one male to 3 female ratio is perfect I think. I started from the surviving one male and 2 females.
 

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Do you leave your females in the main tank to have the babies or do you move them when they're getting close? I always used to leave them in the main tank in a plastic breeder, but now I'm moving them to my 5.5g invert tank with tons of randomly floating java moss, cabomba, and guppy grass. The babies, unsurprisingly, are much happier there.
 

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Do you leave your females in the main tank to have the babies or do you move them when they're getting close? I always used to leave them in the main tank in a plastic breeder, but now I'm moving them to my 5.5g invert tank with tons of randomly floating java moss, cabomba, and guppy grass. The babies, unsurprisingly, are much happier there.
I usually just catch the babies and transfer them to their grow-out tanks. I usually don't suffer much, if any losses. With a planted tank, it'll be tough to catch all the babies, but I do that during feeding time and with a small brine shrimp net.
 
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