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post #1 of 9 Old 09-01-2011, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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I am new to this website and would love some tips! I have 2 Bumblebee Platy and am expecting babies soon :) any information on Platys breeding, or just platys would be greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-01-2011, 07:32 PM
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Hello and welcome to TFK

You can get your platy info. right here in the Tropical Fish Profiles at the top of the forum main page - second section from left. I have red wags and black bar platys in my community tank and they're always breeding/preggers.

The fry will become a snack for the rest of the tank including the platy parents unless you isolate them. So, if you want platy babies, you're going to have to get a bigger tank for the adults (10 gallon minimum would be ideal) and use the 5 gallon for the fry.

I isolated a few of my adult platys to my 10 gal. hospital tank about a month ago and one of them started dropping fry within a half hour. So it's my first time with babies and they are adorable.

Good luck.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-01-2011, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
Thank you soon I am hoping to get a 10 gallon tank and a few more platies! I have started to look for 10 gallon tanks and they dont come cheap! Gotta find the money first :) Thank you for commenting greatly appreciated!
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-02-2011, 02:16 AM
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I agree with what Romad has said. My platy fry that are dropped in my community tank become snacks for every one. I have two drops that I am growing out right now. Both from seperating my pregnant female. The babies are adorable, but if raising them you will need to have additional tanks. My one female has had rather large drops. Her first one in July I had close to 40 fry from what I was able to count, and the last drop from last week resulted in close to 30 fry. I have a 10 gallon and a 20 gallon set up for growing out the fry. With fry tanks simpilicity is the best. I have done in both tanks bare bottom which makes it easier in keeping everything as clean as possible, and sponge filters, which allow you not having to worry about the fry being sucked up into the intake of the filter. It is also possible to leave the fry in the main tank and if you provide enough hiding spots it is possible that you will have a few fry survive from each drop. But that all really depends on what the other fish that are also in the tank.
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-02-2011, 06:56 AM
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Thank you soon I am hoping to get a 10 gallon tank and a few more platies! I have started to look for 10 gallon tanks and they dont come cheap! Gotta find the money first :) Thank you for commenting greatly appreciated!
Check out Craigslist for some used tank setups. There are always a bunch of them on there in my area (MA - Southern NH). Just a thought

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post #6 of 9 Old 09-02-2011, 06:15 PM
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hello and welcome.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-02-2011, 11:19 PM
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Smile Hi platyfishlover123...

Welcome to the forum and I hope you enjoy your time here!
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