drawnitsud Posted July 17, 2022 Share Posted July 17, 2022 Sooooo, this is kind of a crazy story. As some of you may know, my kids have a 10 gallon aquarium with 6 neon tetras, 2 female platys and 3 mystery snails. A few weeks ago or so, the male platy in the tank died rather suddenly to what we think was wasting disease. He was always smaller and thinner than we thought he should be even though he ate pretty voraciously. Anyway, we ended up dosing the whole tank after he died (very sad event for my kiddos as he was their "first" fish) in the three meds that coop suggests. Everyone seemed to be healthy when, yesterday, we went out of town for the night. We fed everyone a little extra and checked on things. I commented that one of the females looked rather plump but thought nothing of it because its been, at LEAST, two months since the male platy died and I never saw him copulate with either of the two. We got home about an hour ago and suddenly I heard my kids screaming for me and something about the fish. Depressed, I trudged up the stair fearing the worst. But when I looked, they had big eyes and were giggling uncontrollably. Of course, they didn't TELL ME what they saw, they just kept trying to point. I couldn't see anything and was a little exasperated but relieved because the fish seemed fine. The two platys were huddled together behind the hornwart when HOLY CRAP, I finally saw what they were pointing at... A PLATY FRY. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? Anyway, I am unprepared (except I had a ez breeder from coop handy in case this happened) and didn't really look much up about Platy and the fry. I don't have any baby brine fish or any fry food, so for now, I crushed up the flake food into tiny bits and put some in to the breeder until I can go to my LFS tomorrow. Any recommendations on what to get? So could this be from the male platy a few weeks ago or am I wrong and one of the two platys I have left are female?I am PRETTY sure these two are female though. I'll post pictures later. Can she be STILL having more fry? I read they usually have anywhere from 8-20 or up to 80!!! So... any info is helpful. How often to feed them? How much? 🙂 I am pretty stoked to take this next adventure with my kids, but I really hope I get it right, too. Thanks everyone! 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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