HUGE Birth!

Discussion in 'Platy' started by USMC2674, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. USMC2674New MemberMember

    31 Orange Mickey Mouse Platys. THIRTY-ONE!!!!

  2. oscarsbudWell Known MemberMember

    That's a lot of babies :). What are you going to do with them?
  3. BumblebatWell Known MemberMember

    I pulled forty three from a tank a few weeks ago. Forty three. Did she replace her insides with babies? Is she, like, hollow now? I don't get it.
  4. lllllbladerWell Known MemberMember

    Congrats!! :)
    Here are some tips (I am a livebearer breeder):
    • Keep the water at 78-82 °F;
    • Feed them (one per feeding) brine shrimp, bloodworms, egg yolk and crushed up flakes;
    • Feed them 3-7 times a day;
    • Do weekly WCs with the water the same temperature (78-82 °F) as the tank water;
    • Try to keep them as happy as possible;
    • Remove dead bodies as soon as possible;
    • When they grow to be 3-4 months old, get them another tank (31 teen fish in one tank = tragedy XD);
    • Get all the material (food, spare tanks etc) they will need in the future now - you won't want them ending up dying because the store was closed for a holiday;
    • As I said before, keep them as happy as can be. Send us pictures of them as they grow!
    Good luck with your fry, and keep us updated! :D
  5. USMC2674New MemberMember

    Thanks for the advice. They are in a 3-way breeder in a 10 gallon tank with some 2 week old dalmation mollies. They're getting crushed flake and crushed shrimp pellets, the same as the mollies. Once they are too big to be sucked up by the filter, we will release them into the aquarium proper where there is lots of plants and alqae for them to graze on, along with continued feedings. Once they are about an inch long, we start gifting!
  6. lllllbladerWell Known MemberMember

    Very nice! Keep us updated!
  7. coacoa8506Valued MemberMember

    This makes me so anxious about my pregnant platy!! I'm going to the LFS this weekend to prepare :)

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