Okay guys, so currently I have a pregnant platy and I wanted to post on here what Im doing currently and see if you have anything to add.
Before you guys say anything, yes I know breeder cups stress the fish, but, I wish to save all the fry.
This is the situation of the tank currently.
This is a 10 gallon tank, with a total of 4 platies, 1 platy fry, 6 ghost shrimp and two spiral horn nerite snails.
I am using whisper filtration for a 10 gallon tank.
I have the female in question in a breeder cup that has a v shaped partition and little slot thingys that fit into that for the stronger, top swimming fry to escape through. It does have a little airstone attachment, which I have connected to my air pump, so no stagnant water pool :)
I have placed, inside this cup, 2 small fake plants, and one polished tiny river stone to prevent the v- shaped partition from moving up and down, cause being airstone bubble flow.
I can see many little black eyes inside her, so I know its going to be a great batch,
I would like to describe the parents, so that you may see why I risk stress from a breeder cup.
The father is a beautiful half orange, half RED platy, with the last third of him being solid black, along with all his fins and a few black speckles and mustache on his head and fishy lips.
The mother is a solid, bright, somewhat sparkly, stunning orange/gold color with lighter colored fins.
I have one surviving fry of thiers from a previous breeding, who is now four weeks old. His coloration is the bright orange/gold of the mother with the patterning of the father, apart from the half red, which hopefully he will develop :)
Any comments, tips, or helpful words please let me know!
I dont want to lose any fry from this pairing!!!!
I am currently feeding Ocean Nutrition BBS, several times a day in small feedings, Nutrafin Max color enhancing flakes, and Tetra freeze dried bloodworms.