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  1. Default Combining Fry From Different Births


    0 Not allowed!
    I have about 34 Platy ( 3-4 weeks of age, full orange color,1/4" in size) fry in a 20 Gallon Tank, just upgraded from a 10 Gallon Tank, the parents are in another 10 gallon Community Tank, the female is pregnant again showing signs about 48-72 hours ago, along with our female guppy is pregnant with Midnight Cobra guppies, am I able to add the fry to the 20 Gallon? Or will the older platy fry hurt them? I have the 10 Gallon that I transferred the platy fry out of I can use also.

    Thank you in advance for your advice
    55 Gallon ( Planted )
    - 3 Geophagus Cichlids
    - 6 White Tip Tetras
    - 1 Electric Blue Acei Cichlid
    - 1 Oto
    - 1 Common Pleco ( 3" )
    - 1 Common Pleco ( 9")
    - 1 Sailfin Pleco ( 8" )
    - 1 Gold Gourami
    - 1 Gold Chinese Algae Eater ( 8" )
    - 1 Tiger Barb
    20 Gallon ( Planted )
    - 34 Platy Fry
    10 Gallon ( Planted )
    - 2 Platys ( Breeding Pair )
    - 1 Female Guppy - 1 Midnight Cobra Guppy ( Breeding Pair )
    - 7 Neon Tetras
    - 3 Cardinal tetras
    10 Gallon ( Hospital/Newborn Fry Tank )
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  2. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Most likely they will be fine.

    Depends on your goal as well - as many survivors to sell? If not, and they're just to keep you in fish, you probably don't need to move them as long as there are some places to hide in your tank. My very small guppies give birth in a community tank with tetra and a male betta (+ adult guppy of course) and some always make it to adulthood ... but obviously not all!

  3. #3

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    0 Not allowed!
    I doubt the older fry will hurt the babies, unless they are able to swallow them -

    BTW, what are your plans with all these fish once they grow larger and they outgrow your 20gal tank? I'm sure you can see that keeping all those fish in a 20gal tank once they grow larger is totally overstocked and eventually the females will become pregnant too.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

  4. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Thank you for the advice, as the fry out grow the 20 Gallon, I will be selling them to LFS and to private buyers.
    55 Gallon ( Planted )
    - 3 Geophagus Cichlids
    - 6 White Tip Tetras
    - 1 Electric Blue Acei Cichlid
    - 1 Oto
    - 1 Common Pleco ( 3" )
    - 1 Common Pleco ( 9")
    - 1 Sailfin Pleco ( 8" )
    - 1 Gold Gourami
    - 1 Gold Chinese Algae Eater ( 8" )
    - 1 Tiger Barb
    20 Gallon ( Planted )
    - 34 Platy Fry
    10 Gallon ( Planted )
    - 2 Platys ( Breeding Pair )
    - 1 Female Guppy - 1 Midnight Cobra Guppy ( Breeding Pair )
    - 7 Neon Tetras
    - 3 Cardinal tetras
    10 Gallon ( Hospital/Newborn Fry Tank )
    -

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    1 Not allowed!
    If the younger fry can fit in the older fry's mouth, the younger fry will get eaten. I've had that happen when I had a fry tank with older platy fry and younger corydoras fry. Newborn livebearer fry probably big enough that it won't be an issue, but give it the eyeball test and see what you think.
    300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
    75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
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    10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails

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