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post #1 of 6 Old 02-05-2013, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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Question Hidey places for Platy fry..

Can I ask your opinions please? Is this enough cover/hidey spots for my impending Platy fry? I'm pretty sure I've got at least 3 lovely ladies about to pop and would like to give the wee ones the best chance I can.. I don't want to try and catch the Mums, because they absolutely freak out if they even see a net.. One goes almost catatonic, the poor thing.. So what I thought I'd try is catching the fry when I see them and putting them in my little tank... If I can! lol

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Hopefully it's not too hard to see everything.. Thanks all

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-05-2013, 08:15 AM
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Your tank looks really nice and you're probably good with cover for the fry. Maybe a bunch (several stems) of floating plants would help.

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-05-2013, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Fish monger I do have java moss floating on top of the plastic plant behind the mayaca (I know, plastic plant yuk, but it's coming in handy!!).. I was a bit worried about covering the live plants too much because of the risk of lack of light... It's a bit hard to see, but there's quite a bit of java moss there.. If more floating plants are needed,guess where I'm going this weekend?

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Thanks Fish monger I do have java moss floating on top of the plastic plant behind the mayaca (I know, plastic plant yuk, but it's coming in handy!!).. I was a bit worried about covering the live plants too much because of the risk of lack of light... It's a bit hard to see, but there's quite a bit of java moss there.. If more floating plants are needed,guess where I'm going this weekend?
Well, you're probably OK as is. I am currently over run with platy babies and I would say I have about the same amount of cover as you. Just concerned that you wanted to save as many as possible. I have not moved anybody and the survival rate has been great.
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-10-2013, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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The first lot is under way.. No idea who the daddy is, so I don't know what colour they are going to be or even if they'll be platies or platy/sword x... Mum is a White Mickeymouse

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Congrats. Great photos.

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