I have breed several platies but one batch

  1. Shanieboy10 Initiate Member

    I breed platies and one of my batches didn't survive only one fry survived in a 10 gallon tank but hasn't grown much from the size when it was born why hasn't he grown?How can you tell when they are male or female?
     
  2. Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    what is their diet like? varied diets do best and they definately grow much faster...if you breed them, arent you aware of the male/female sexes? usually around 3 months of age you should be able to tell :)

    heres a cute little pic on the differences of males/females
    Platy_sexing.jpg
     

  3. Shanieboy10 Initiate Member

  4. Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    is the tank cycled and water perimeters good? any ammonia/nitrites and high nitrates, will hurt them as well as stunt their growth and could cause other deformities...
     

  5. Shanieboy10 Initiate Member

    Everything is fine maybe their is such thing as a dwarf platy. I also have other fry that are 3 months old and look like as if balloon platies
     
  6. Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    according to your other thread, https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/platy/58478-how-tell-platy-gives-birth.html things arent fine but hopefully that changes soon! fry are too sensitive to have any water parimeters be messed up....