11-08-2011, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by JRBHarrison
Hi Im new to owning fish and I have had Two platys to start off with for a few weeks now. I have literally only just noticed about an hour ago that one of my fish has had babies. I can only see two and I presume the others may have been eaten. As it is midnight here there is nothing I can do to place the fry into a seperate tank or net because I dont have them. I dont know what to do. I really want them to survive but I feel there is nothing I can do. Is there anything I could do for tonight? Thanks!
The most you can do is try to find some household supplies, like dark colored flower pots, cups, anything that can be used as hiding places for the babies, and try to stick them in the corner of the tank, or where they hang out the most. Make sure to rinse these off extra well though, you wouldnt want any foreign chemicals entering your tank. if you have plants in your tank, i suggest bunching them all up so it provides enough hiding space to make them feel safe.
If you have the necessary equipment, I suggest using a small tupperware container (like a small storage bin- couple gallons, not a kitchen bowl) and placing an air stone in it if you happen to have an extra pump and stone, and that could be temporary until you can get to the store for a breeding net.