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.
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.
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!!
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?
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.