03-19-2010, 12:10 PM
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2 Platy Fry hiding..in plain sight now..
Looks like these little guys are actually going to make it. I thought I saw one a week or so back, but it was gone when I tried to fish it out with a net.
The 56 gallon went 'online' about the end of January, but I think these (this) platys (platy) has babies on a regular basis. In the 20 gallon there wasn't enough hiding room even though there were plants and decorations. Last night I saw one of the little platies being chased by one of my new glofish. Don't know what the glofish thought it could do: it did not appear to be large enough to scarf the fry. The fry eluded the glofish easily. This morning (Mar 19) I noticed this little fry along with another one nosing about the bottom of the tank. They are large enough (in their minds perhaps: the mollies I think have large enough mouths) to start to emerge from hiding. They are just the cutest thing going. Meanwhile, the molly baby is growing up in its net enclosure. It is now 2 weeks old + so I think it has a good chance of growing up.
However, this may be the only time I can shield fry: otherwise I will be up to my ears in fish.