Over the last several days one of my Platys has been giving birth to a baby a day. At least we find a new baby almost every day. there are now 6 or 7 and they seem to be thriving quite well. I know the experts tell us the babys must be seperated but they are all still alive and none of the other fish seem at all interested. Besides the three Platys, I have 3 neon tetras, 3 zebras, 3 mollys, a Chinese alge eater and one cat fish. They are all thriving well in a 40 gallon tank. My question is, should I be feeding the little guys anything but the finely crumbled flake food I've been feeding them? Thanks for any help.
They'll eat anything just fine.:wink:
Wish my platy would hurry up and plop out some babies :)
Its good to hear that the mother platy isnt eating them or any other fish for that matter, I too have heard alot about having to keep them in a separate tank or breeder net.
If my platy does get pregnant I would want to see how they would do on there own.
I`m guessing you have alot of hiding spots in your tank?
I note you have a Chinese Algae Eater. You might want to remove it, as they can become quite nasty as they mature, attacking other fish--and your catfish is one easy target--and they eat less and less algae as they mature. You can find out more in our profile on this fish, click on the shaded name to see it.
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