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Default Mixing different size fry

How safe is to mix different size fry?
I have some 1.25 inch fry, and now newborns.
In last few months got bloat in fry tank.
Water and feeding was correct, I guess that stress
caused by bigger fishes triggered bloat.
What do you guys do when you don't have enough tanks
to separate fry?


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I think Tropheus fry are more aggressive then you think. I always try to keep about the same age and size together. I would not mix new fry with older fry, they just don't do as well and part of that is not getting enough food and stress from trying to stay out of the way of the older fry. I would avoid it if possible.

This is when 10 gal tanks come in really handy…. And it is easy to divide these tanks if you have different size fry.

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I'm with Pam on this one, lost 2 small frys in the past when I put my 3 weeks frys with the spit size ones.

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