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  1. Default What can I feed my baby platys? PLEASE ANSWER!


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    I have about 24 baby platys and one of them isn't doing so well (clamped fins and stuff).
    Is there anything I could feed them to make them healthier? I just did a water change today.
    I want to feed him something soon and I was wondering if I could feed him raw egg yolk.

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    Raw egg yoke would just mix in with the water, you could feed them cooked egg yolk. But really all you need to feed them is what ever you are feeding the adult fish.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lightfish View Post
    I have about 24 baby platys and one of them isn't doing so well (clamped fins and stuff).
    Is there anything I could feed them to make them healthier? I just did a water change today.
    I want to feed him something soon and I was wondering if I could feed him raw egg yolk.

    Got this from this thread: http://www.aboutfishonline.com/articles/platy.html
    Feeding the Fry

    Platy fry can be fed newly hatched brine shrimp, newly hatched daphnia, or they can be fed powdered fry food for livebearing fish. You can find these online or at your pet store. I've successfully raised baby platies to adulthood using dried fry food, however, you are going to get better growth of your fry if you feed them live food as well as the dried food. Don't try to feed them flake food for adults because the fry are too small to eat them.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
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    Lol how do the fry survive when we don't even know they are in the tank if they can't eat the same food the adults are eating. Flakes can be ground up a bit if you feel it's necessary.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Lol how do the fry survive when we don't even know they are in the tank if they can't eat the same food the adults are eating. Flakes can be ground up a bit if you feel it's necessary.
    LOL is right. We were posting at the same time. I wondered about that sentence from the article too. Why couldn't you just crush the 'adult' fish flakes and sprinkle them in the water? I figured there was something I was missing.

    My first tank had platies. and so of course it always had babies. The DW gourami usually took care of them but somehow, some managed to survive. they had to be eating fish flakes :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass 

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    Some of the stuff on the internet is questionable. I've never given my live bearer fry anything special and have always had more than enough survive. I guess you and I just have tough fry!
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    No hard boil a egg and mix just the yolk with some water until it becomes a paste and feed a little bit every day.
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel
    do as I say, not as I do- William
    Sandy hook, need lest we forget- steeler58
    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

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    If you have no fry specific foods, just take some fish flake or pellets and crush into a powder or smaller pieces for the fry to feed on.

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    Well, I've been feeding them adult flake food crushed and crushed dried blood worms and Platy lovers gave me some brine shimp, but that's gone now.

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    sounds like you've got it covered. Now you just need patience and give them time to grow.

    As for the clamped fins - have you checked your water parameters? what do nitrites, ammonia and nitrates read?
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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