Thread: Platy Fry
09-06-2012, 02:39 AM #1
Okay so i have 8 platy fry, and my female platy gave birth to them on August 16, so its been 3 weeks now,
my question is: How long do i have to wait until i can put them back in the main tank with my other platies?
09-06-2012, 03:14 AM #2
I would wait until they were around an inch to an inch and a half.Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark
09-06-2012, 03:38 AM #3
Three weeks? So they're about the size of a pinky nail I suppose..?
I'd wait until they are thumb sized, provided you don't have huge thumbs.
What else is in your main tank? When they can go back in really depends on how big a mouth lives in there.
09-06-2012, 10:34 AM #4
10-11-2012, 08:05 AM #5Member Platy
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I somehow had 5 born in my main tank and survived to adulthood without ever being removed from the main tank. I attribute their success to a large, dense artificial plant. Now the babies are having babies; none seem to be surviving since I moved to all real plants (not as dense as that one plastic one).