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post #1 of 7 Old 10-01-2009, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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BIG TROUBLE - just 1 fry and over 2 hours!


I have a 10 galon tank with a 1 gravel cleaner, 1 guppie, 1 tetra, 2 platies, and 1 idk what it is... and i think one of my platie is pregnant... the one that is bloated is fully orange with black tail.. and the other one is the mickey mouse platy...

here is the problem... there is a baby fry in the tank... and it has passed like over 3-4 hours since it has been there...

I separated all the fish with a divider and left just the 2 platies together... idk which one is giving birth... im pretty sure it is the black fin one but the mickey mouse one seems to have something in between its fin and i cant figure out what it is........

Anyways... I have no clue what to do......... any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-01-2009, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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The first pic is of the fry that is not shy at all lol... its rele cute and big...
The second pic is of the mickey and the black fin that idk which one is the mother lol.. im a no0b..
I liked betta fish and i took great care of them but my parents annoyed the hell out of me so i changed my tank to regular freshwater fish with no intentions of breeding ugh

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-01-2009, 10:05 PM
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Ok the fry looks a little older then today or yesterday. I would say at least a week or 2. They may of had them when you werent around. and only one survived. i wouldnt seperat all of the fish you in a ten gallon. They need room to swim. They do have fry every few weeks. So you Should be expecting again soon.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-01-2009, 10:08 PM
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If you have no intentions of breeding then let them be. let them swim around free. and if the fry survive good to them. But i wouldnt bother with anything. just leave it be.
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-01-2009, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Alrighty... so i found out that the thing hanging in the mickey fish means he is a male... so positively the black fin is a female and the fry is hers....

the reason why i separated them was because the guppie kept chasing the mickey platy and the guppie has his anal fin all teared up... idk why... i havent paid much attention to the tank..
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-02-2009, 12:17 AM
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can you take a pics of all of your fish so that way we could help id the un knowen one. what kind of a thing is it hanging from the m m platie? Also your tetra might want to go back to the lfs. They are shoaling fish 6 or more is best.
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-02-2009, 04:10 PM
actually try and provide the fry with some ground up food

My Tanks:
20 Gallon Community Tank
5 Gallon Guppy and Fry tank

A 55-75 gallon tank, hopefully

*Remember, its not how big a tank is, its how hard you worked on that small tank.
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