Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Carrolltown Pa In good old cambria county
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