3 years ago#1
cookk
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HELP! my female platy just had her babies and 5 out of 20 survived because i didnt put her in her breeding trap because it didnt look like she was ready yet, and i put floating bushy plant in the tank and she was at the floating plants finding the fry. the five that survived where in the rocks hiding. i want to do every thing in my power so that the five fry can live but i need help so if you know anything about platy fry and the caring of them please answer ASAP!

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3 years ago#2
guppylover
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you could either put them in the breeder trap or put more floating plants in.

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3 years ago#3
cookk
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how can i get them to eat there not eating anything and what is the temp the water needs to be kept at and how big should the tank be. i keep them in seperate tanks all the time. right know there in 1/2 gallon tank. is that ok or is 1 gallon better.

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3 years ago#4
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for right now it is fine but try to get like a 2 gallon and you can feed them crushed flake food thats what I did and make sure the tank light is on at least 7 hours a day if not there spine will grow crooked.

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3 years ago#5
cookk
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i got fry food from the pet store last time i had a batch of platy fry. and how bright should the light be and can they breath in a container without a lid because thats the only 2 gallon container i have.

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3 years ago#6
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it just needs to be the light when the son is setting. And the tank sounds fine.

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3 years ago#7
Annette
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@guppylover why would their spines grow crooked if no light for 7 hours? Just curious never heard it before.

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3 years ago#8
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I learned it when I first started breeding and have seen other fish keepers who did not have the light and now there guppies are crooked spined.

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3 years ago#9
cookk
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my last batch didnt have a light and they ternd out fine.

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3 years ago#10
guppylover
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oh well it was for guppies and I thought it was for platies.

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3 years ago#11
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To protect the fry, the aquarium needs a large raft of bushy, floating plants.

Fish tuberculosis is a curved spine disease usually affecting fish with weakened immune systems. It is not the same as the human TB that affects the lungs, and you can't catch it from fish.

Some fish like fancy guppies are the result of intensive inbreeding and culling. That could be the source of genetic defects including vulnerability to fish TB.

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3 years ago#12
cookk
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well 2 died and the 3 that are alive are looking good.
i can tell what gender they are now. 2 are female and 1 is a male. when can you tell what color they are?

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3 years ago#13
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my guppy gave birth yesterday.

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3 years ago#14
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Guppy fry need at least a few weeks growth before coloration and gender become apparent.

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3 years ago#15
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Is that info for me or for cookk?johnarthur wrote:

Guppy fry need at least a few weeks growth before coloration and gender become apparent.
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3 years ago#16
cookk
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guppylover congrats on the guppy birth! can you post some pictures?

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3 years ago#17
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sure probably late tonight or tomarrow.

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