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Old 06-04-2013, 01:26 PM   #11 
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platies are so sweet. I love them and can't wait to have platy fry. so far i am just over run with guppy fry though :/
I am sorry to hear about your fry. I hope the surviving guy is a winner
Well if he does survive then he'll be sold to my LFS who's got an awesome tank with Platies of all sorts. I just don't have room, that's why I had to get rid of the parents and then decided that I would raise the remining 5 fry I had and sell them when they were old enough. But alas, just one boy left. I'll have to check tomorrow to see if he's still there or if Remmy's tormented him to death lol

I like to look at Platies but after I had them in my 10 gallon and all the waste they produced...I don't think I could ever own them again :/
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #12 
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Speaking of swordtails... If I get a male, will he breed with my female platies? I DON'T want this happening, and the only males have the sword-like tail. They are both livebearers... How can I keep them from NOT breeding?
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:33 PM   #13 
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Yes they would inbreed and you'd get hybrids. There would be no way of stopping them except for not to have them in the tank with your platies lol
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:52 PM   #14 
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Darn. Oh, well... I'm going to Petco today! I'm leaving at about 430, but I won't get there until about 545... I have other stuff to do, and I will be close to Petco. I'm getting two more female guppies to go with the one that I have, and then my 15 will be done!
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #15 
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I have 4 platies since May 10. Memín initially flared to the bag where they came but eventually they got along pretty well. Sometimes Memín chases them but it settles quickly. Platies are entertaining to see as they are always moving around plus their colors are pretty nice. Memín is still my favorite, though, as he is the one that greets me when I approach the tank and his flowing fins still rule.

I discover 4 fry during a water change and then another in the next water change. I put them in a smaller tank and after a few doubts about they actually eating and have been growing fine, but they are still too little to withstand the big guys. I really don't know which one was the mother (they are 3 females and 1 male).
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One of my female platies has been unusually fat since at least two weeks ago. I was hoping she had given birth already but so far she hasn't slimmed and I have seen no fry despite my attempts at finding them. I'm starting to worry she might have dropsy, which would be quite sad. She is still very active and swimming through the whole tank, so I still have hopes.

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:48 AM   #16 
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Here are all my platy girls. First the white one is weirdo Fulla. Strangest looking platy ever. Second we have the queen, Frigg.Thirdly we have Freyja the beautiful mickey mouse platy.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:52 AM   #17 
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All 5 of my platy fry died >.< I think it was due to a mini-cycle in the tank, that or Rembrandt was harassing them to death! That last one lived quite a while though until I found him stuck in the filter intake....

But it kind of works out fine for me though because I split that 5.5 for my two Baby Betta's and Remmy went to the 3 gallon they were in, he seems much more content in his 3 gallon. Even built me a bubble nest! cutie ^_^
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:54 AM   #18 
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Sorry to hear about your Platy fry. I am still waiting on mine. I am happy your Bettas are happy though. I lost my only girl Esmeralda this week. Now I just have my 2 boys.
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Aww poor Esmeralda! Sorry to hear about yours too!!

Yeah, all the Betta's are happy at least so I'm happy about that lol
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:31 AM   #20 
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Nice Platy pics!
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