08-08-2010, 07:40 AM
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I've got a baby platy - now what?
Today I discovered a little baby platy in my 75-litre tank. I'd assumed that any fry would be eaten and I presume that any other fry since the tank was established in March were eaten. This one looks like a tiny little fish. Might he still be eaten or will he get to grow up? I've never noticed any fry before, he's the first one I've noticed.
If he's beaten the odds of being eaten and is here to stay, what should I do with him? Am I right in thinking that he/she won't have any qualms about breeding with his mother or father? I can move either the male (I have 1 male, 4 females), the baby, or both to my new 250 litre tank, but that won't solve the issue if the baby is female, only if he's male.... If I ask the aquarium shop to take it, how big would he need to be before he could be rehomed?
If I rehome my male and the baby (if he's male), would the females get on together ok or would they start fighting (or something)?
Any advice as to what I should do? Thanks.