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brianl78 07-12-2008 03:55 PM

new platy fry
 
yeah my platy just gave birth ive sen one there very small how long does it take for them to get alittle bigger i want to put it in my breeder but they are to small right now yeahhhhhhh :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D my first babys

southafrica1001 07-12-2008 11:55 PM

CONGRATULATIONS :D. can they get out of the breeder net? if not you might want to put them in now, unless your tank is heavily planted. i usually leave my fry in my grow out tank (which i dont have anymore) for 4 months and by then they are usually just a bit smaller then adult length (i wait until my betta wont even think of them as food), but when they cant be eaten by the other fish in your main tank. good luck :D

brianl78 07-13-2008 11:01 AM

i have just spotted 1 but now i cant find it no more i dont no if it is undercover or what i barely spotted it in the first place it was in the gravel i have dark brown gravel do they hide alot the first couple days i have like a little bridge type thing it can under and plants i hope it is ok ive looked for it but i cant find it like i said i barely saw it the first well they start coming out more often my other female is pregnant also

southafrica1001 07-14-2008 12:29 AM

yea they will hide alot, i think only coming out to get food but then hiding again until they can come out without being eaten by the others. my first bunch of fry hide in the gravel but in my main tank they are usually eaten and the survivers are caught by me, and moved.


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