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Thread: Platy Fry

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    Okay so i have 8 platy fry, and my female platy gave birth to them on August 16, so its been 3 weeks now,
    my question is: How long do i have to wait until i can put them back in the main tank with my other platies?

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    I would wait until they were around an inch to an inch and a half.
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    Three weeks? So they're about the size of a pinky nail I suppose..?

    I'd wait until they are thumb sized, provided you don't have huge thumbs.

    What else is in your main tank? When they can go back in really depends on how big a mouth lives in there.

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    General rule of thumb - once they wont fit in any of the other occupants mouth, as escamosa said probably when they're about an inch and a bit, maybe 8-9 weeks

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    I somehow had 5 born in my main tank and survived to adulthood without ever being removed from the main tank. I attribute their success to a large, dense artificial plant. Now the babies are having babies; none seem to be surviving since I moved to all real plants (not as dense as that one plastic one).

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