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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-18-2010, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question Platy Fry Question...

How old do Platy fry have to be for it to be safe to move them to a different tank?
I have five blue Platy fry, they are about 3 weeks old.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-21-2010, 06:58 AM
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Three weeks old should be old enough. They grow rather quickly IME.
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Generally with fry-you want them to be big enough so that they can't fit in other fish mouth before transfer into the main tank-its also good to have plenty of hiding place for them if they are less than half the size of the biggest fish in the tank-just to be safe....at 3 weeks they should be big enough, however, it also depends on who is in the tank you want to transfer them to. Fish like to swallow their food whole but it may not stop them from harassing and/or killing them
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They would go in a 15 gallon, heavly planted. With 6 adult Platies.

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In that case I think they will be fine as long as they are too big to fit in the adults mouth and healthy to start, however, if they are still really tiny you may want to give them more time to grow more.....good luck and let us know how things go
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Thank you! I will. :)

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