I had gotten 2 new platy girls about a week and a half ago. The gold mickey mouse platy I named Izzy looked slightly pregnant when I got her. She had a very small patch of black dots on her belly but her belly didn't look big at all. I thought if she was prego, she would probably be having them in 2 - 3 weeks. Well, she dropped those babies within a few days of getting her home. I was doing a pwc and saw one that was a quarter inch long but it was way too fast to catch and it hid expertly in the rocks. I thought maybe it got eaten until I did another water change yesterday and there are 5 little izzys now I have in a 5.5 gal tank that has a sponge filter that is very mature and a small external filter that is newer but running with the sponge one. I have not had success at all trying to raise zebra danio fry. Of course they are small and don't really eat for a while but I am hoping these little platys are a bit more hardy. I was looking for any advice you have on how to properly take care of them. They are too stinking cute. I know you have to closely watch the water parameters and make sure they eat several times a day but is there anything else? I also put a little hornwort in the fry tank to help eat the nitrates that may build up. What else should I do? They have been in my bigger tank for at least a week but are starting to swim around more and I am not positive that they are too big to fit in the other grown platy's mouths. If they could make it a little longer and get just big enough that the other platys can't eat 'em I would put them right back in. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!