Thread: How Hardy are Platy Fry?
05-25-2009, 09:53 PM #1
How Hardy are Platy Fry?
I went to a picnic today, and got home and my fry tank was WAAAAAAAAAAY hot. Almost to 90º!!!
Needless to say, my heater crapped out on me, and somehow in shorting out, it decided the water was too cold, too cold, too cold!!
So, here's my question. I unplugged it, and the temp is slowly returning to normal, but what are the chances that I've fried my fry?
They seem to be swimming around still. Has anyone had fish that have gone through a daily temp change of +10º before?
05-25-2009, 10:11 PM #2
If they are still swimming around they should be fine.
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05-25-2009, 10:14 PM #3Originally Posted by Northernguy
I unplugged the heater and too the hood off of it. I don't imagine the fry will be jumping out of the tank to try to cool down. :P
But I'm a little worried at the idea of them chilling down to a normal temperature in one day. Is that going to be alright, or should I monitor it and try to slow down the cooling process?
05-25-2009, 10:17 PM #4
Platys are a very hardy fish... almost bulletproof.They have survived me! I think the fry will get thru this without too many issues.5 gallon heat/filtered: Halfmoon Betta - Buddy
3 gallon heat/filtered: Doubletail betta - Dude
3 gallon heat/filtered: female betta - Ruby
10 gallon heat/filtered: Deltatail Betta - Gabriel and 4 juli cory
29 gallon community: 3 Albino Cory,5 Harlequin Rasbora, 6 Platy, 1 Balloon Molly, 1 Dwarf Neon Gourami
38 Gallon S.A. cichlid community hybrid: 7 Bloodfin Tetra,4 Black Skirt tetra, 1 Bronze Cory, 2pr GBR (planned), 1 Angel
05-25-2009, 10:22 PM #5Originally Posted by thrakuarium