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Today when I was looking at my tank,
I found 5 fries at the bottom of my tank!
I have moved them into the breeding box =) so others won't eat them!
they are white .. but I dun know whose their parents... since my platy, swordtail, tetra, black molly and white molly are all pregent...
 

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Check all thru your tank, like under plants & decor, maybe even gently move the gravel around a little and you might find more fry since they hide so good.. you'll probably get more in the next few days even if you got all of them today since a lot of livebearers drop fry over a few days so check each day for new ones.
 

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Could be the white molly's because of the color but maybe if you can look at them now with a good magnifying glass their fin arrangement will tell you more?

Have you found any more fry since?
 
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HI all! Good Morning!
A good news and a bad news!
Good news is: I have total found 9fry
Bad news: 3 of them died =(

I think there are more fry in the tank. However I haven't found them yet

For the ones I get...I still can't think what are they! (I have 2 female sliver molly but I bought them just the day before I found the fry. So I don't think they are their babie... since the molly's belly is not large)

Another question I heard from my friend that swordtail, molly, and platy will breed faster in salt water.
However I don't know if my other fish ( tetras, gold glomurs. guppy) can live in salt water.

(Pregent Status For 55 gallon tank: 2 swordtails, 3 platys, 2 black mollys)
(for 10 gallon tank, my cichlid ate the eggs again-_______- I don't know why...sad=( )
 

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It is tricky to find all the fry. We have to take the fish out, all the plants & decorations, then I carefully go thru all the gravel from one side to the other a few times while my wife & I both watch for any movement.. lots of work for a 55 gallon for sure.
 
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how long would that take for me to identify what my frys are???
 

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VidW said:
how long would that take for me to identify what my frys are???
It shouldn't take too long to tell, especially if you have a magnifying glass to look at them with.. within a week or 2 our gold twinbars even had the markings.
 

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FLBettaCouple said:
It is tricky to find all the fry.  We have to take the fish out, all the plants & decorations, then I carefully go thru all the gravel from one side to the other a few times while my wife & I both watch for any movement.. lots of work for a 55 gallon for sure.
Wow! That's a lot of effort. Call me cruel, but with my overstocked tank, I do look, but I won't disturb the other fish looking. So if I don't find them in the obvious hiding places, then I just let nature take its course. I just really wouldn't know what to do if they all survived, as I do not trust the pet store to make sure they get good new owners. They have a business to run I guess...
 

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Part of it is for the fry, to get all we can out but we also didn't want the platys overeating. they'd eat until they exploded.
 

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