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essjay 03-26-2013 06:13 AM

Fryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! lol
 
Ok, I didn't get my fish with the intention to breed, but sucked it up when I realised I had 5 female Platys and 1 male... :lol: The male went back to the LFS as soon as I found out. Now, umpteen fry later, I now have 70ish of varying ages and colours in my fry tank I call Middy (80L)..

To help with the tank clean up, I decided to get half a dozen Cory's (3 Bronze, 3 Pepper) and now they're spawning!! Jeez!! I know the eggs will more than likely get eaten, but seriously, more fry??? It is rather cute to watch the whole process though.. :-)

:omg:

essjay 03-26-2013 07:27 AM

Here's some footage.. It's not very good, but anyway.. lol


fish monger 03-26-2013 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by essjay (Post 1546386)
Ok, I didn't get my fish with the intention to breed, but sucked it up when I realised I had 5 female Platys and 1 male... :lol: The male went back to the LFS as soon as I found out. Now, umpteen fry later, I now have 70ish of varying ages and colours in my fry tank I call Middy (80L)..

To help with the tank clean up, I decided to get half a dozen Cory's (3 Bronze, 3 Pepper) and now they're spawning!! Jeez!! I know the eggs will more than likely get eaten, but seriously, more fry??? It is rather cute to watch the whole process though.. :-)

:omg:

It must be something in the water.

essjay 03-26-2013 07:49 AM

Haha! Tickled my funny bone, you did.. ;-)

AbbeysDad 03-28-2013 01:52 PM

Platy's are notorious for coming with a 'payload'! It can be fun to raise fry and watch them grow, but could get difficult (over crowding) - so you'll need to plan whether you expand, sell or give some away.

fish monger 03-29-2013 06:47 AM

AbbeysDad is right. I'm dealing with my own Platy plague. They can overrun you before you know it.


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