09-14-2009, 10:43 PM #1
What are the odds that there are more fry?
A few weeks ago we bought three red platies to add to the 75g community. Last night one of them was absurdly fat after feeding. Over night or this morning it must have dropped fry because I saw two in a corner. I got the net out, lost them, and then found another one. After some work I caught it and put it in the fry tank we have set up.
I've never dealt with platy fry before. I don't really know the history of the female that dropped them, but three seems low. Nothing stresses that fish at all either. Plus, they seem especially adept even for fry at hiding in rocks. My 75g stocking is in my sig. Do you think I'll find more or are small batches common? Or by now have they all been eaten probably?
At least I saved one.
09-14-2009, 11:14 PM #2
Theyve probably been eaten...but don't worry. Mama will be pregnant again before you know it!Sharon
09-14-2009, 11:42 PM #3
They are very ingenius at hiding. The platy will get down in the substrate depending on what yuo have down there. We have caught 10 - 15 fry at a time and thought the rest had been a snack. Only we would look in there like a week later and a brazen little guy/gal would come swimming across the tank. It is possible that there may be a few more. Also remember they can store sperm (if that is the correct term even for fish) for up to 3 births. She could be pregnant again shortly. Good luck the little ones are fun to watch.
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