Platy Fry Growth Question

  1. Livielupop

    Livielupop Valued Member Member

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    Are my baby platy fish ready to go into the main tank or at least one they were born about a month ago around 5-6 weeks now. I'm just questioning their size because I just don't want to mess up placing them in if they're not ready.
     
  2. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    Ad long as they're bigger than the adult fish's mouths they should be fine. Usually by 1/2" or so it's safe for platies. The adults may chase them like they're going to eat them but they can't actually eat the babies at that size.

    What kind are those? They're pretty!

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    Livielupop

    Livielupop Valued Member Member

    image.jpg I'll probably keep them in a week longer because they're a bit on the small size but bigger than the adults mouths for sure. Also they are pineapple hifin Mickey Mouse platy babies. In the light they shimmer a blue I love them so much!!;D That is the mother in the picture she is gorgeous!!
     




  4. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    I'd say a week would be good, just to be safe. They're really beautiful! Mine are all red wag and sunset wag. :)

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    Livielupop

    Livielupop Valued Member Member

    Thank you so much!!:;thx
     
  6. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Beautiful platies! Are you going to be selling them?
     
  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to fishlore!
     
  8. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Whoops, yup, welcome to Fish Lore!!!! Lol!
     
  9. Kasye

    Kasye Valued Member Member

    Just popping in to say that that is a beautiful platy!
     
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    Livielupop

    Livielupop Valued Member Member

    Thanks everyone!! I probably will sell some in the future when there is more babies than 3. These were unexpected so I found them in the rocks and managed to save the 3.☺️☺️


    ✨Liv✨
     
  11. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Yay!!! Baby fishies rock! :;bananababy
     
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    Livielupop

    Livielupop Valued Member Member

    So one of my baby platies is I believe an a half an inch, it's kind of hard to measure. I've tried a couple times to measure her out and I'm quite positive she is. I'm thinking of letting only her out because the others aren't quite as big and she has started to dart at the walls and looking between the slits of the breeder box to get out. Should I let her out? ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436550229.163162.jpg
     
  13. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    I say yes, free the big one. It looks big enough to survive adult platies imo.

    To add, don't be alarmed if the adults charge her like they'll eat her, as long as she's bigger than their mouths they'll soon give up. Mine didn't do anything more than chase the first little ones that got returned for about a day.

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    Livielupop

    Livielupop Valued Member Member

    Thank you! Great advice!:):):)
     
  15. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    You're welcome! :) feel free to share pictures!

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    Livielupop

    Livielupop Valued Member Member

    ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436566638.351909.jpg she is doing pretty good she gets a couple looks and then they swim away

    The zebras seem to chase her more though ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436566735.442982.jpg

    ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436567914.771424.jpg Pie hiding behind the filter
     
  17. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    They'll get used to her before too long. She'll also get braver pretty quickly once she discovers she won't be eaten. :)

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    Livielupop

    Livielupop Valued Member Member

    Awesome cause I was starting to think they had no brain sometimes....when they would notice she was good than a few minutes later they were ooh attack;D;D;D
     
  19. Thomas Lin

    Thomas Lin Valued Member Member

    Fry swim pretty fast. With some hiding spots they should be good. I just found some new fry in the tank, can't be more than a centimeter, and they are doing fine, swimming around the base of plants.