Extra Extra! Male Goldfish Give Birth To Platy Fry

Discussion in 'Platy' started by Goldiemom, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    Did that get your attention? I know it’s impossible but ...almost 3 weeks ago I moved my tropical fish to a new tank. I found about 20 platy fry at the time in plants and put them in a nursery tank. I moved my male Goldie’s into the original tropical tank. Today I was cleaning my male goldfish tank and found a tiny little platy fry. He’s much smaller than the ones in the nursery. How was he born when his mother is in another tank? They are livebearer’s. I can’t believe the Goldie’s didn’t eat him! Any ideas??? Here’s pics of him and the older ones.

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    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018
  2. SmalltownfishfriendWell Known MemberMember

    It's a miracle..lol.. do you share cleaning equipment? Like net or siphon??;)
  3. HORNET1Well Known MemberMember


    :):):):) JUST KIDDING :):):):)
  4. GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    I do but the Goldie tank always gets cleaned first. I figured I just missed him and he has miraculously survived on the little food leftover from the Goldie’s. He is so small and not a very strong swimmer. Shows what food nutrition does for those fry. The others are triple his size. If I wasn’t going on vacation I’d put him in his own separate nursery and feed him extra but it’s gonna have to be survival of the fittest.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018
  5. SegiDreamWell Known MemberMember

    Awww what a cute little guy. They can be very sneaky so you probably overlooked him and he's been hiding very well up until now. I miss fry :( I had this one molly fry that hung out by the filter outtake, I mean like religiously.. he'd never leave it for more than a moment and ignored everything else. He tripled in size very quickly compared to his siblings, all the same age relatively. He was like a little mini Hulk molly. When I rehomed them the lady said later on "OMG he never leaves the filter!" lol
  6. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    Maybe the fry was a runt and survived off of plant crud? That might explain the smaller size.
  7. SegiDreamWell Known MemberMember

    Well speak of the devil I have fry :joyful:

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