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post #1 of 33 Old 04-16-2010, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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My fish had babies, 1 survivor.

This morning when I went to feed my platys I noticed something skimming the surface, I was the most shocked a person could be when I saw it was a fry. I scooped it up and put in a container till I get one of those floating fry boxes. Wow ! What a great start to the day.
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post #2 of 33 Old 04-17-2010, 11:38 AM
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Fantastic! Do you know who the parents are?
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post #3 of 33 Old 04-17-2010, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hahaha no I'm clueless. Do the fry look like the parents? The baby is white, nearly see through, except for those huge black eyes though lol. Pregnant when I bought her then so who knows. 3 female red calicos, 2 female mickey mouse, 1 blue tuxedo female. 1 male mickey mouse.
I'll find out if the little thing can hide out for a few more weeks. It stays inside the driftwood where no one can fit.
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post #4 of 33 Old 04-17-2010, 02:08 PM
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How cute. Try to post a pic. if he or she ever comes out of hiding.

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post #5 of 33 Old 04-17-2010, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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1 of the 2 surviving fry. I think they were born yesterday in the early a.m.
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post #6 of 33 Old 04-17-2010, 09:22 PM
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It's probably going to be white or gold or orangish colored when it grows up. Platies are so fun to raise because they can get such different colors.

Most fish are mostly colorless at birth, except sometimes black if they are going to be black.

Anyways, congrats!! :D

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post #7 of 33 Old 04-17-2010, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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I thought there was only 1 baby till I saw another hiding in a corner ! Maybe tomorrow another will show itself.
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post #8 of 33 Old 04-17-2010, 11:01 PM
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My bet he's a white mickey. If mum was in a tank with only her color, then his dad's likely a mickey too.
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post #9 of 33 Old 04-18-2010, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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If it was a MM I'd love it. Except my red calicos are the plump looking ones. UPDATE 3 baby fry now. All safe in the fry box.
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post #10 of 33 Old 04-18-2010, 09:16 AM
yay congrats!! i might be getting a couple bumblebee platies and omg am i gonna breed them!! i want pure black platies or pure yellow ones after a couple generations.as for ur baby yea i think MM but just not a full mickey maybe the da was a mickey and the mom was a tuxedo

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