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wen4003 07-17-2008 06:34 PM

Brand new fry
I hope this doesn't make me appear to be too stupid, but I'm still new at having an aquarium and am learning new things all the time.

Here's my dilemma - my Red-Wag Platy gave birth to her fry today - about 20-25. I did a little research and found that I could crush up some of the food flakes into teeny bits for them to eat. That's what I have done. Do I continue this for awhile? Do they require more feedings than the adults?

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Lupin 07-17-2008 06:42 PM

Juveniles do require more feedings than adults as they are on growing stage. Do feed them 5-6 times a day sparingly but daily water changes are also a must to compensate for the amount of foods given. Vacuum any leftovers as these will rapidly deteriorate the water quality killing the fish.

wen4003 07-17-2008 06:45 PM

Thanks for the quick reply and I will do what you said and will make sure to keep the tank clean.

Thanks again for your help!!


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