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Thread: Dwarf Platy?

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    Hi,
    My female platies must be about six months old now, yet are no more than 1.5" and haven't grown since I bought them a few months ago.
    Could they be dwarf platies? They eat a well-varied diet, with high protein sources inc. blood worm and daphnia, and their water is in great condition. Temperature and filtration is good.
    They have both given birth to fry due to being impregnated at LFS - could having the babies early stunt their growth?
    I'm interested to see how their babies will turn out. They don't resemble normal platies at all! I'm not complaining as they are absolutely beautiful.
    Thanks!
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    Never heard of dwarf platies, but I'm not an expert. A possible explanation for the small size....all their energy could have gone into growing the fry, instead of getting larger. Once they are done with birthing (they can have multiple births from one mating), they might get bigger.
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    How big is the tank they are in? Our platys in the 10 gallon do not get very large...I've moved 2 of them from the 10G to the 40B, and those two grew to about 2 1/2=2 3/4 inches in no time
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