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I have 3 6 year old fry remaining from my last batch and i wonder why they still don't have any color.

The funny thing is they're a cross between a fancy and a pearscale so they're really fat right now but still not that big.

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My Maxi is 6 months old and hasn't changed color either. I've learned it can take a year before you see the color.

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Guest yabbie

Bronze is a colour. That's the colour that nature intended so out of any batch of fry, nature steps in and says... "here ya go... look how good I did it before you humans came along and fiddled."

Are yours bronze, mailboxck? Or white?

Most of mine are white, which looks kinda weird.

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Oh, that's great to know. Well, they're silver covered with a bit of a white layer coz their dad/mom was a pearlscale. They're not growing that quickly though, but are doing great.

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hey hey Congrats! on that! your a breeder :D

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I have 3 6 year old fry remaining from my last batch and i wonder why they still don't have any color.

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i think you mean, I have 3 6 month old fry ??? rofl just want to let you know ;)

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My shibunkins are about 4 months old and just starting to get yellow patches and black flecks. I read that Shibunkin fry colour earlier than other fry.

Pearlscales are pretty tough to breed, aren't they, the fry are supposed to be very delicate?

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really pearlscales?? i never knew...i thought they were the same...hmmm well i bought my pearly so..uhh

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Well, i don't know either. What i know that those 3 are the only ones left from a fry batch of 150 fries. Poor ol' frys. They are so vunerable.

What should I feed them to help them grow quicker?

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I got freeze dried bloodworms for mine and crushed them up with a rolling pin in a little plastic bag until they were powdery. That boosted their growth.

I've now combined bloodworms with some Wardley Gold Gourmet flakes, crushed to a powder and that seems to be helping their colours along.

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Tried feeding them frozen blood worms this morning. They just loved it! They went nuts over it! :rofl

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Protein, protein, and more protein is the trick for growth in young fry here. Mine get sea food flakes, frozen bloodworms, frozen daphnia and krill, basically frozen anything up to 6 times a day, just smaller feedings. They get enough algae from the tub walls to supplement to not overkill on the protein.

And yes, some take longer than others. Got pics? I just :heart fry pics... :)

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I already have pics, will post them soon.

I hope mine grows quickly. I feed them flakes. Sometimes i feed them flakes that I also feed my betta. They seem to be growing pretty well. I just can't wait till they grow big. I just love em'

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Protein, protein, and more protein is the trick for growth in young fry here. Mine get sea food flakes, frozen bloodworms, frozen daphnia and krill, basically frozen anything up to 6 times a day, just smaller feedings. They get enough algae from the tub walls to supplement to not overkill on the protein.

And yes, some take longer than others. Got pics? I just :heart fry pics... :)

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heh I do 6 times a day feeding for my big demekins also in smaller quantities :lol:

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I feed my fry like 5 times a day...cant wait until they big enough to eat more than liquid food, first bites and brine shrimp

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Give it a couple weeks, some color will start to show.

I have 1.5 year old commets that is still black.

4 month old kois with colors and spots.

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my fry are starting to show some color after just two months...is that normal or am I just blessed?

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