Lucky little fry

H20girl

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Earlier today I observed one of my male platy chase and then eat an 8-day old platy fry. I figured that was the end of the little guy, but a second or two later I saw the platy's mouth open and out swam the fry! The fry appeared unhurt and jetted away! I'd be surprised if he was too big to swallow, but maybe that was the case?!
 

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Oh that was lucky!
Looks like the little guy has a name!
 

Kunsthure

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I watched the same thing in my tank when they fry had just been born so they definitely weren't too small to eat. I bet they tickle or something similar so the bigger fish spits them out. And sometimes fish will chew up food to soften it, spit it out and chew it up again, so maybe that's another explanation.

But that is a lucky little fry!

-Lisa
 
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