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post #1 of 4 Old 05-06-2010, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Platy fry in a 10gal?

I have 15 fry in a 10 gallon tank. Two were stowaways when I bought some adults at my LFS, and they are about 3 months now. Then about a month ago, I bought a pregnant Platy (unknowingly - I'm just a beginner!) and she had about 20 fry the next day. 13 made it, so I have 15 in the tank now, plus the mother again because she looks like shes about to drop more fry!

so far my levels are fine(I have more than enough filtration), but I'm worried the tank is too small to hold any more fish.... should I put mama back in the community tank and let nature take its course, or can my baby tank hold more babys?
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-06-2010, 11:32 PM
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If you plan on integrating them to the community tank when they're mature enough, then you can keep that many or more... If you don't want more babies then I'd let nature do it's thing if she drops any more. I will be using a ten gallon planted tank for my "mammasphere" and fry box.
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If you plan on integrating them to the community tank when they're mature enough, then you can keep that many or more... If you don't want more babies then I'd let nature do it's thing if she drops any more. I will be using a ten gallon planted tank for my "mammasphere" and fry box.
I really don't plan to keep many of them, a local aquatic shop says they will buy them when theyre big enough... but since i've never raised fry before I don't know how many I can have in this tank at one time
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-07-2010, 12:04 AM
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I have seen, fry, up to about 2 months in age, kept in 10 Gallon tanks in groups in excess of thirty. Considering it is not long term housing and they have some place to go, it's your call as to whether you wanna see more babies. But for the interim, 10G is enough for your situation.
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