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I have some Metriclima estherae fry in a 10 gallon tank. I also have in a small plastic breeder in the same tank with 4 demasoni fry. The estherae fry are about 5/8" long, and the demasonis are like 1/4". Dont have room for another tank, so i was thinking of adding them together, since the little breeder box seems to be too cramped for the demasonis.

would they be ok to add them together?

if not, how big would they have to be to safely move them with the bigger fry?
 

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Don't do it! The 4 Demasoni aren't ready yet. Not only are they smaller but it looks like they are out numbered as well. I made this mistake 7 months ago when I mixed some 1/4" fry with fry just over a 1/2". When I came home one day I notice my tank looked less occupied and all of the 1/2" fry had fat bellys.

But 2 months ago I did mix two separate batches of fry successfully. The two batches of fry are one month a part. I put the smaller fry (1/4") into a 40-gallon and larger fry (1/2") into a 10-gallon. I kept the two batches of fry in these separate tanks for few weeks until the younger fry caught up in size with the older fry. Now both batches are sharing a 30-gallon tank. So my suggestion to is keep your larger fry in the plastic breed and demasoni in the 10-gallon for about two weeks before you let them cohabitate.

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Thanks for the advice,

when I first put the dem fry into the breeder, the bigger fry were picking at them, and managed to pull one right through the slots on the sides, but since theve gotten a little bigger, I was curious, to see if I mixed them, would they be able to hold their own. Im anxious because *** got more demasoni fry on the way.

thanks again
 
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