Platy Fry Without Food

  1. kplaty

    kplaty Valued Member Member

    So one of my platys had given birth yesterday which is really inconvenient for me since I am leaving on vacation soon. I'm leaving tomorrow on Monday then coming back Friday, so it would be a full three days without my platys and their fry eating. I am not too concerned about my adult fish because I know they can last a little more than a week without food, but this is my first time having and caring for fry so I am unsure on if they can survive. If they can't, is there anything I can do on last minute?
     
  2. Katie13

    Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

    Hornwort provides good cover for the fry to hide. They can also feed off it.
     
  3. BeanFish

    BeanFish Well Known Member Member

    If they have no food they will die. If your tank is planted and established enough they will be able to find microorganisms and live of that. My Platys had fry on a tub outside and the babies fed only on the algae growing on the walls of the tub. The growth has been very good. After a month they were big enough to go and feed voraciously with the adults without the fear of being eaten.