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Old 09-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Fry platys!! Hummmm asked for all boys :(

This is why I'm never going to local place again. Hers a pic of the fry seconds old and one four days old. I am changing the water every day and feeding them flakes twice a day. I tried to tell the guy I got the "male" haha platy from that it just had baby's he said oh then you got somewhere els eerrr

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Old 09-19-2012, 03:30 AM   #2
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Cut the guy some slack. It's hard to tell a male from a female when all the fish hide in one corner together.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:37 AM   #3
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Oh I'm really not trying to be mean at all. The guy also said they were Molly's. Then sold me a black skirt tetra saying it was a Grammie. I found out what it was here. Just about everything he told me was wrong. So not trying to be mean just frustrated.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:32 PM   #4
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Cute babies, at least.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:04 PM   #5
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I think so too
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #6
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Really cute fry you have there! Soon you'll have loads, and loads and loads.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:46 PM   #7
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Yep way to many. A friend is going to come get the male but not for three weeks ill have a lot of prego platys lol
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #8
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Typical store person imo, you get a few good ones though. It's simple really, check when they're in the tank, find a male, catch that specific one then double check it in the bag but some of them don't know so it's better to ask for a specific fish so you know you're getting what you want Good luck with your fish, your fry are real sweet!
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If they have had any sort of contact with a male in the store then they can store sperm for 6-7 months and keep on giving birth. They can give birth about 6 times in 6 months and each time they can have 10+ fry.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:28 PM   #10
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Oh and crazygrammy, do you know how to check if your platies are male or female? So you can make sure if you are buying any more that they are female. But Samzter is correct on saying that they can store sperm, so fingers crossed you get no more surprises
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