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Old 09-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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Platy fry with adults

I have three adult platys (2 females, 1 male) in a 20g aquarium. I managed to save two of the fry from some other platys I had bought a few months ago (I've lost track of how old they actually are), and right now they're probably about 1 cm long. What I'm wondering is if they would be ok to go into the 20g, or would the bigger fish pick on them, prevent them from eating, etc? I heard that they grow faster in a larger aquarium and right now they're only in a 2.5g!
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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If they're small enough to be eaten, they will be. If not, they may be bullied. You can always try, but I wouldn't suggest it.
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I'm not sure if they're small if enough to be eaten, I think the adults would need fairly large mouths but who knows!
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I wouldn't do it just yet. Wait untill you are 100% sure they can't be eaten.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:41 AM   #5
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I've never had any problems with the bigger platies bullying the fry once they're big enough not to be eaten. Just make sure they have somewhere they can escape/hide if they need to. I had a decent pile of glass rocks the fry could swim into and under that the larger ones couldn't. Plus it was pretty lol.

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