Okay, so one of my sunburst platies gave birth to two little fry. I am unsure how old they are, and to tell you the truth, I wasn't expecting her to give birth yet. I have many questions, but I will only ask the ones I think are needed to keep these two fry alive!
First question, what should I feed the fry? I took some of my flake food and grounded it into a powder. I offered some to the fry, but they won't eat any.
Second question, my female is still big, is this normal? I read somewhere that it takes time for her to get back to her normal size, but in 4-6 weeks she will have another batch of fry.
Third question, I have the two fry in my 1.5 gallon tank that I used for a betta before I moved him to a 10 gallon tank where he later died (R.I.P Alpha and Freckles (divided tank)). When will they be big enough to put back into the 20 gallon tank with other platies? I am thinking about seperating the males from the females so this doesn't happen again.
Last question, is there any hints you can give me on caring for these fry? I know all about betta fry and how to care for them (even though I don't breed bettas), but little on caring for platy fry.
I am so lost when it comes to fry. I try my best though, and I research until I am just reading the same thing over and over. I haven't found any good websites on caring for platies in general though, let alone fry.