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  1. My endler moms don't eat endler fry, so I assumed they also wouldn't eat newborn platy fry. But today I put 18 platy fry into the endler tank, netting them as they were being born. A few hours later, I could only find about 6. The tank has nothing in it but hornwort (which I removed to count), and an ACO sponge filter (which several of the fry were hiding deep inside of.) So, in the endler bellies? Platy fry are super similar to endler fry, so it just doesn't seem likely to me... yet I can't find the fry. I'm hoping it's just that they're hard to see, but I'd appreciate any experience you have with this.
  2. I didn't know one of my platies is pregnant, but just yesterday I saw fry eyes inside her belly. Right now I just saved one fry that was laying at the bottom of the tank, but I don't have a breeder box. Right now I have it in a net at the top of the tank, and my mom is running out to get food and a breeder box. How long can the fry survive without food?? Should I keep the platy in a breeder box? When will she give birth to more babies?? Please help!
  3. My Platies are still growing up and have not reached maturity yet. But I am just asking for the future. So I know that there is a debate between the idea of scooping out a pregnant Platy that is about to give birth into a breeding net or to leave her in the main tank to give birth naturally. I want my first batch of fry to all survive as close to 100% as possible. The only way this is possible is to scoop out the pregnant female. But others have said that scooping out the pregnant female might cause her to abort the fry. But I know that if I leave them in the main tank, all the adults will eat the fry up and I'll be left with a small number. Just for reference, the tank in question is a 40 gallon breeder, currently stocking (25) 44 day old Platies. I a lot of Anacharis/Elodea planted in 1/3 of the tank on the side and a 3 small Java Ferns on the other end of the tank. I am expecting the Anacharis/Elodea to fill up a good and dense chunk by the time my Platies are able to breed.
  4. So I have a pair of red wag platies in a 10 gallon with some guppies...I have been wondering if and when I would see my first platy fry. Mom was bigger than dad to begin with (as is normal with livebearers) but pretty small compared to some adults I have seen. Mom is dropping now. I see 10-15 fry so far. They are distinct from guppy fry which is fun. They are...gray? I know guppies are not born the color they will be, and guppy females can be bred when you buy them so it is a grab bag and this first drop could be any kind of mongrels. At what age will I know what I have? Edited to add: closest bet gets the entire drop as a prize!! (A joke, this is against forum policy)
  5. I upgraded my platy tank from a 10 to a 20 and got a bunch of fry. There are 30 - 35 by my count, but it's hard to tell because they keep moving. These are currently in a breeder box.
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