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FISH2LIVEBY 06-17-2009 01:29 PM

Unexpected Platy Fry. Am I doing this correctly?
 
I have a 20 gallon tank and I thought my Sunset Fire Wag Platy looked pregnant. BTW, I know nothing about raising fish. I did some research and found that the other fish would just end up eating the babies and I figured that was best as I already have

2 Platys
2 Rainbow Sharks
1 Pleco
2 Zebra Danios
3 Mollies
1 Glass Barb
1 Panda Catfish
1 Dojo Loach

And I didn't want to overload the tank but when I saw a tiny little fish hiding behind the plants I had to try to protect them. I put a divider in the tank and I have seen up to 8 babies at one time on the Fry side of the tank. I feed them the "Fry Food" I bought from the fish store and cyclopse. It's odd because some of the babies are half the size of the others. I've had them about 2-3 weeks and I don't really know how old they can be before pulling the divider out. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Chicklet 06-17-2009 01:35 PM

When they are big enough to NOT be seen as food by the older/bigger fish, Around a month or so, Really depends on the fry and how fast they develop,

MickeyBoy216 06-17-2009 01:52 PM

Mine are about a month now, and they're to big to be eaten.
So I would wait a month or so.


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