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Finally!!! Platy Fry!
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Destany
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Joined: 24 Aug 2004
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PostPosted: 2005.03.30(Wed)14:55    Post subject: Finally!!! Platy Fry! Reply with quote

I wasn't sure she was actually pregnant! I woke up this morning and found four so far and I think she's still having them. She's still pregnant, belly's big still and I can make out little black specks in her tummy where her gravid spot is. I actually think she may have been having them since Saturday, all of the fish have been frequenting the back corner where I found these... I think they've been snacking Sad
Anyway, I took all of them out of the 10g except mom and babies so they can have that whole tank to themselves.

Sorry for the blurry, my camera sucks a little.


This one's the biggest, about a centemeter, a couple are only half that so I think this one's a couple day's old, maybe.


Here's the mom, still fat and probably ready to have a few more pretty soon.
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BettaBaby
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PostPosted: 2005.03.30(Wed)15:00    Post subject: babies Reply with quote

aww they are so cute! my molly had her babies too!
ummm my mollie had 2 sets of babies. her first set and she had a second set 2 weeks later.
never know when they are done I guess? lol
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PostPosted: 2005.03.30(Wed)17:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice fish! I like the babies! Good job.
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Fishkeeper55
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PostPosted: 2005.04.02(Sat)15:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the fry I hope you get some more!
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Trill the man
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PostPosted: 2005.04.03(Sun)5:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol, oh, don't worry, once they start breeding its hard to stop them Smile . I'd enquire at your LFS if they take in local bred fish pretty soon Wink .

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PostPosted: 2005.04.04(Mon)1:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

you won't get much back from selling them to your LFS.if I where you I would breed something that isnt really basic. buy a bunch of 6 corry and if youir lucky in a week you will have corry eggs on the glass of your tank.

its best to pick 6 corry so there is a chance a female is in the shoal
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Destany
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PostPosted: 2005.04.04(Mon)6:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I'm not looking to breed fish to make money, my lfs only gives me wholesale prices anyway. 1$ for a gourami, 4$ for a ropefish (that I paid 15$). I'm just glad to have somewhere to take unwanted fish so I don't wind up with over stocked tanks or too big fish in too small tanks. I bet he'd only give me 20 cents a platy, lol. But it's still better than nothing Wink
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Destany
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PostPosted: 2005.04.06(Wed)7:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found another baby! Man this girl's been busy Razz I just happened to glance at the tank and saw him skipping along the top. I may find more if they're hiding in the sand.
It's tiny compared to the rest, she must have just had him before I took her out... I'm guessing I should have left her in a while longer...


These little suckers sure grow fast though! Here's the ones a week(?) old.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.09(Sat)18:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Platy produced some fry too; to my surprise. I've only found 3 so far, I think the rest have been eaten.

What are you feeding the dry? Mine don't seem to hungry at the moment.
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Destany
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PostPosted: 2005.04.09(Sat)19:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm feeding them three times a day with crushed flack food. I put it in a baggy and crunch it up until it's powdery. I've got 7, that seems to be all I'm getting from this batch. Both females are pregnant again though - I lost one of the males this morning, not sure why... Water's fine, no signs of disease or trauma so I don't know what happened.
How old are your fry?
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