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Rowanwood 10-02-2013 09:31 PM

Need Platy Fry control..but gourami isn't helping. Ideas?
 
I have a 30 gal freshwater setup; temp is 76-78 degrees and its stocked with a single dwarf gourami (he's terribly aggressive and killed his female) 6 neon tetras and originally 3 platys. Despite having only one female and expecting the gourami to gobble up the fry...no such luck. I have a baby platy explosion going on in this tank -- probably 20 or more at any one time.

I don't want to just cull them, I'd rather have something in tank to help keep them under control. The problem is, Mr. Thane the Gourami is a jerk, and I don't know what could live with him and be big enough to take care of this. I was thinking of netting some out to feed to my betta (he's in a 5 gallon with some white cloud minnows) but that's not really a great fix, since my betta is lazy and he'd probably just end up living with the platys once they grew up.

Any suggestions?

rexpepper651 10-03-2013 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Rowanwood (Post 3135210)
I have a 30 gal freshwater setup; temp is 76-78 degrees and its stocked with a single dwarf gourami (he's terribly aggressive and killed his female) 6 neon tetras and originally 3 platys. Despite having only one female and expecting the gourami to gobble up the fry...no such luck. I have a baby platy explosion going on in this tank -- probably 20 or more at any one time.

I don't want to just cull them, I'd rather have something in tank to help keep them under control. The problem is, Mr. Thane the Gourami is a jerk, and I don't know what could live with him and be big enough to take care of this. I was thinking of netting some out to feed to my betta (he's in a 5 gallon with some white cloud minnows) but that's not really a great fix, since my betta is lazy and he'd probably just end up living with the platys once they grew up.

Any suggestions?


grow them out and sell em!

willow 10-03-2013 09:46 AM

hello and welcome.
i guess a couple of choices really. indeed grow them on and sell them
to either a LFS,or friends ?
or if it becomes more than enough of a problem,re-home the male.


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