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00blaster250 02-18-2009 09:16 PM

platy fry
does anyone have pictures of red wag platy fry? I just bought 5 from the lfs and i think one of them were having them in the bag on the way home... but i didn't know any better and dumped the water...

00blaster250 02-18-2009 09:18 PM

also do platies eat food that sinks to the bottom of the tank?

00blaster250 02-19-2009 08:49 AM


1077 02-19-2009 09:01 AM

Platys will do fine on flake food. Do you have ten or five platys total? The giant danios would do much better with more room to swim than the ten gal. can provide.Probably eating most of the food before platys can get it. I would maybe find new home for the danios and keep no more than ten platys in the ten gal. Chances are very good that unless all the platys are males that babies will arrive at which time you will be forced to find homes for them or tank will become too crowded. Overcrowded conditions =stressed fish = sick fish. Maybe start savin up for 20 or 30 gal tank?

00blaster250 02-19-2009 09:31 AM

thanks. i have a 45 and a 55 at a friends house gettin the bio cycle done as we speak. I plan on moving them as soon as it completes. and i have 5 platies, 2 females, 3 males.

1077 02-19-2009 10:26 AM

That's good that you have larger tank that will be ready for the no doubt numerous babies that platys can produce. Danios will also appreciate the larger swimming surface area. I might were it me wait until larger tank is ready and then maybe consider a few swordtails. Just my opinion.

00blaster250 02-19-2009 10:47 AM

ive been lookin at them

Oldman47 02-20-2009 08:24 PM

Hi blaster. Baby platies will look almost like a large spot with eyes and a thin tail coming off of that. They are shaped about like a cartoon comet with its tail but you could hide several between 2 pieces of aquarium gravel. A much bigger fry is molly fry that I can show here at day 1. A platy will be this big at about 10 days to 2 weeks.

mitcore 02-24-2009 12:32 AM

i would add a few more females to the tank, you have too many male to females

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