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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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I guess I can TRY to catch it. But I'm not gonna go around and tear up my tank to do it either. If I can't catch it then I'll just let nature take its course.
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post #12 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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I CAUGHT IT!

It's currently in a betta cup floating in the main tank. Will this be ok or should I get a breeder net? The cup has a strand of anacharis and 2 baby java ferns on it. I think I read somewhere that plants contain microorganisms that fry eat?

How much do I change the water? How much do I feed it? I read that you should feed them powdered flakes 3-4 times a day. Is that true?
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A breeder's net would be better because it would allow the water to still be filtered through the main tank.

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Would putting it in a breeder box work? lol Or net?
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They can eat small flake food.
Well if the little fry are still in there, i would suggest crushing up some flakes into a fine pouder food

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post #16 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 06:54 PM
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That is a platy fry. ( I am absolutely sure because i have one that look exactly like that) It doesnt matter if they are all female because platys and guppies and mollies all store the males um, stuff, until they want to give birth so they could be away from males 3 months and still be fertile.

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I agree...platy fry...congrats...unless you just want a large population of platy's I would let them stay in the main planted tank...if you have plenty of plants some will survive and other will become great food source for the Betta and other platys.....you should expect more....lol.....and as posted...they can store sperm packets and drop fry about every 30 days or so for at least 3-6 months....one thing about livebearer fry is that they are so much easier to feed than egg laying species....although live food is great for most fry...they will be fine with regular crushed flake food that you normally feed the adults....

If you use the breeder net-you still need to make water changes on it just like you would a solid type container due to poor water flow within them...use a small section of airline hose and vacuum the uneaten food and fish waste daily and the natural flow of water should refill it.....

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Ok thanks for the help.

One of the platies is definitely giving birth. I just found like 3 more babies!
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more pics?

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Meh leave em in there. Free protein
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