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Old 04-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #1 
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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.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:10 PM   #2 
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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
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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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Old 04-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #5 
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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)
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:31 PM   #6 
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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
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #7 
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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.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:09 PM   #8 
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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.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:19 AM   #9 
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NOT THRILLED RIGHT NOW...... so very not thrilled


Poor angle fish...... Phantom I miss you, you were so sweet.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:15 PM   #10 
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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.
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