06-25-2012, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by peachyqui
The title sort of says it all, but I have 13 fry (mollies and platys) right now. I've just kept them in a breeders net in my tank because I don't really have the option to put them in a separate tank. Most of them were born in early April, but I've been finding maybe one more every week since then. The ones that I'm just now finding are almost the same size as the 2 month old ones. Could keeping them in the small net have stunted their growth? My tank is 55 gallons, could I just put in one of those tank dividers and keep them separate from the older fish that way? Sorry for the long post and thanks for any advice!
Could use divider ,or get larger breeder net.
Something else to consider is genetic's.Many of the fishes we buy from same tank,same store,could easily be from same spawn, and introducing new blood every once in a while could increase both number's of fry produced,and size as well.
Many of these fishes are allowed to inbreed,(blood with blood relative) and number's and size of fry will steadily decrease in many instances.