Platy fry getting eaten - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Livebearers » Platy fry getting eaten

Platy fry getting eaten

This is a discussion on Platy fry getting eaten within the Livebearers forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> My stoc& that's about it. It's the platy's thare over running my tank. I going to trade of with the fish store I deal ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Sailfin Molly
Sailfin Molly
Like Tree5Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Platy fry getting eaten
Old 12-19-2013, 01:31 PM   #11
My stoc& that's about it. It's the platy's thare over running my tank. I going to trade of with the fish store I deal with and barter for the angels & bottom feeders.king list is 1 pleco who always stays in his castle, 2 rosy barbs, 1 male swoardtail,maybe about 20 or so platys,3 giant danios
BooBear9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2014, 12:42 AM   #12
Originally Posted by BooBear9 View Post
Can anyon give advice on how to keep my Platy's from eating their fry? I keep checing the breeing nets during the day, but it seems to happen while I sleep? I just saw on e-bay a different type of breeders net, it allows the fry to go to different chambers where the larger fish can't go.
My mama platy did not eat any of her young. Promise. The daddy platy died before birth. She was alone with them and i used no barrier. I always fed them twice a day a plentiful amount. Mom stayed near the top and babies instinctively hid in and around rocks. All 25 babies survived.
rsskylight04 likes this.
platygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2014, 02:02 AM   #13
colorless platy young?

My platys are adolescents and still mostly white. Not nearly the vibrant hue if their store-bought mom. What gives? Food choice? Living conditons?
platygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2014, 12:31 PM   #14
another thing you can try is buying Anacharis, a long plant with a lot of leaves. the fry hide in it. you can usually buy it in bulk where they sell plants for outdoor ponds. be careful, though, because you probably will get snails on the plants. it's a trade off, but I think worth it. I have a huge clump of it floating in my 120 gal. and have tons of platties and mollies to show for it.(and quite a few snails)
jsagrav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 09:32 PM   #15
Breeding Grass - I guess you can buy plastic or real types. Some float or some are anchored. Fish fry should instinctively hide in "Breeding Grass" where it would be difficult for adult fish to find them. I also found this one Breeding Box that Marina makes that you hang on the outside of the tank.
Breeding Box Breeding Box
Tibby101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2014, 08:16 AM   #16
jimscott's Avatar
Originally Posted by rsskylight04 View Post
When i was keeping livebearers I used a 10 gallon tank, heavily planted as a fry tank. as the females got close to birthing, I would put them from the community tank into the fry tank untill they dropped the babies. With all the plants to hide in, the very pregnant mothers couldn't catch many of the fry, and the few she did I counted as payment for the new batch. Idealy you would have two fry tanks, one just for birthing and one for growing the young. The key is for the tank to be full of plants so the fry can conceal themselves and be out of sight from the adult females.
I did the same thing. Water Sprite was a great for baby livebearers. My dad made a 'trap' which was a rectangular plastic container that hung on the tank, with several slots he cut on the bottom, allowing the babies to fall through to safety. It's pretty much the same idea as a 'guppy trap', only bigger and not V-shaped.
jimscott is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will my month old Platy fry eat my day old Platy fry? simplykayla76 Livebearers 20 07-30-2012 08:14 AM
Will Fry get eaten!? Eshnon Fish Breeding 5 04-15-2011 05:20 AM
I have no breeding tank; my fry are being eaten :frustrated: CSFishtank546 Fish Breeding 9 03-22-2010 01:59 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:00 AM.