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Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Mwm, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

    i got some of these fish And was wondering r they ganna eat there fry like guppies :x :0024:
     
  2. Obelix

    Obelix New Member

    Aww platies are pretty gentle but they may eat your guppy fry if they fit in their mouths but they wont actually attack anything bigger then its mouth, good lucK!
     
  3. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

    Will they eat there own fry i mean
     
  4. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    Yes some platties will eat their own fry :( Never had platties but I've heard you should treat them just like guppies and mollies with respect to their breeding.
     
  5. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

    Thanks now how do i tell when they are close to giving birth :shock:

    no gavid spot
     
  6. bloodpain

    bloodpain New Member

    Oh yes.. u better remove them before they eat their fry.. they pratice cannibalism.
     
  7. caj1968

    caj1968 New Member

    Hi Mwm, you don't necessarily have to put your pregnant Platy into a fry trap ( I'm not sure what there called) If you have plenty of low plants and crevices in your tank most of them should be alright. What ratio of male- female platys are you thinking about getting if you don't already have them?
    caj1968
     
  8. 3_second_memory

    3_second_memory New Member

    theyre not as interested in their fry as guppies, but be aware, they have minds of their own
     
  9. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    Yup, they another so its always best to have them sepperate, i currantly have a 10 gal for all my platy fry.
     
  10. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

    i just got a pair of platies i just wanna know how to tell when the female is pregnant :p
     
  11. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    Same as most other fish like the guppy, she will be bloated and have the graved spot.
     
  12. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

    Oh i didnt relise he would have a gavid spot
     

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