Averus Posted July 27, 2021 Share Posted July 27, 2021 So yeah I got a bunch of baby Varitus Platys. My tank is a 55 gallon that I am still stocking. Went through a nasty bit of ich before, which is now thankfully taken care of. Right now I have some Black Neon Tetras in addition to four adult Varitus Platys and one juvenile Varitus, who was born during the outbreak and managed to survive the the ich and treatment, who looks female, she has started getting color and it looks like she has the little fan fin. When I was feeding the other day I noticed a ton of new babies, and apparently my tank has such good hiding places with my wood and plants, that the adults didn't eat them. So here's the thing, I need to figure out how to deal with my baby issues. I had expected the adults to handle it, but yeah that didn't work. I was planning to get some Gouramis down the road, could they control the population? The current batch looks like they are now too big for the other fish to go after, I just hope they don't add to much to my bioload. I was going to get some Cory's next, but can push them to further in the future if need be. There is an extra thing here. Right now my quarantine has some tetras that will be added to the main tank this weekend. However, I do not want get any fish till after Labor Day here in the US, since I will be on vacation the week before and I don.t want any fish in quarantine while I am away. The main tank will be cared for fine, but I really don't want to put the responsibility on watching the quarantine on my fish sitter. I am a little worried about the male to female ratio too, right now I just had one adult male, and the rest were females. Anyone have advice on dealing with Platy baby booms? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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