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chazz8 02-06-2011 10:01 PM

Baby Platys
 
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.

Lupin 02-06-2011 10:18 PM

They'll eat anything just fine.:wink:

xdaCostax 02-07-2011 07:57 PM

Congrats!!
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?

Byron 02-08-2011 01:10 PM

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.

Byron.

chazz8 02-08-2011 08:10 PM

thanks Byron
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Byron (Post 584534)
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.

Byron.

Your right on. That chinese algae eater is a nasty little critter. He does, in fact, chase the catfish and Mollys all over the aquarium. I've seriously been considering taking him out. You helped me decide. thanks, chazz8


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