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Supper Growth Of platy fry

Ok, so they are currently a week, and two days old.

They are now 1/4th of a inch big. They were born at maybe two centimeters.

Which is really, fast growth in my opinion. It took a friend of mine's molly fry ( which are born slightly bigger then platy fry) two weeks to reach this size ( molly and platy fry grow around the same rate)

So I am thinking its the food I have been feeding them. That and I do often water changes but then again so does my friend.

I feed them, a mixture. I make it using a mortar and pestle.

I take Hikari Algae wafers, tetra brand frieze dried blood worms, wradly tropical fish flakes, and wardley shrimp pellets. I put them in and grind them to a fine powder ( mixed up to grind).

I also feed this to them three four times a day, some times even a few more.

I am wondering if they are getting what they need, and that is why they are growing so fast. Or if they are just mutant platy fry.


later to day I am going to try a part of a tank nibbler to see what they will do with it. Since it has zucchini and stuff that the adult platies go nuts for.

I just want to make sure the little ones are getting there nutrients so they can grow good and strong. Colorful too, because I am going to sell them, so I need Good, healthy, Colorful babies.

Will post a pick of the little guys later.


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats


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Wait what? Two centimeters is 4/5 of an inch...
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Wait what? Two centimeters is 4/5 of an inch...
Oops Typo I meant two Millimeters


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats


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Ah that makes more sense. I've never heard of shrinking fry lol. That's good growth! Post pics!
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I have a Video of when they were only a few days old. But I have to up load it and its being a pain.

This one was when they were five days old, and mad because I put them in the breeder box, so they wouldn't get sucked up by the cleaned out filter. ( yes they made a nice mess in there and that was before I cleaned it out) I had to zoom in to get a good pick.



This was to day, again before cleaning out there box. They were moved to the main tank, two days ago due to a issue with the heater in the Grow out tank ( it was fixed)


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats


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Ok giving your fry a peace of a tank nibbler ( veggy kind). Is the cutest thing in the world. At first they weren't quite sure what to do with it. But a peace fell off of it, one eat it. And it was history.

So if you ever want to get a good count on baby platy's put a peace of a tank nibbler against there box and wait. With in minuets all of them will be flocked around it nibbling away.

They are like crack for the adults too. :P


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats


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To day I added more water to the main tank, since quite a bit had evaporated about a gallon.

Fed babies.

I noticed, they seem to sit and stare at me, when they want fed, they also will fallow my movements when I am around the tank.

Some thing tells me that when I get around to selling them, they will be good pets. And well colored as well.


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats


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They are loosing there transparent look. And they are starting to get a silver shimmer to them...

However I know it won't be for a while before they show there color or even start.

However my platy's are like on speed grow, so we shall see.


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats


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NOT THRILLED RIGHT NOW...... so very not thrilled


Poor angle fish...... Phantom I miss you, you were so sweet.


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats


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Baby fish need fed... baby fish are begging to be fed.... Baby fish will half to wait... its not baby fish feeding time... silly fishies.


5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats


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