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Old 08-07-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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Went into petco yesterday cause I was bored and that's what I do. Haha. But I saw a tank full of bamboo and driftwood pieces and was checking out the wood and realized there was little Molly and platy fry swimming all around in the tank. They had a little tag that said adoption babies 25 cents each. Had a dollar in change and figured I'd pick up some. Got 4 silver mollies, one might be marble, and what looks like a tiny panda platy hitch hiked. My question is about how long will they take to grow to a size big enough to mix in with the adults. They are about 1/4-1/2 inch long now
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Cool, I have never seen fry there! That's great. Do you have pictures?
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Growth will depend on temperature and feeding. Keep the temps up and feed them several times a day, give them fresh water frequently, and they'll be big enough in just a month or two.
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I actually got a few fry at Petco once, guppies that were in the "male" guppy tank. The guy's comment was "Don't have a UPC. They're free!" We lost one, but the other two were up to being with the adults a month later. Strangely, both survivors were male...
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I'll try to get a picture later today. It's gonna be hard, they are so small. They're in a 10 gallon tank with a pfs bed, two thick fake plants, and a hob filter I picked up with a 20 gallon setup a while back. The temp stays around 80 with the heater that's in it. They hide in the plants most of the time. Should I up the temp some or is 80 good?
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Aww, they sound so cute! I've seen the fry in the tanks at my LFSs and all I can think is 'hide in the fake plants'! That's a cool idea that they're selling the fry that would have been eaten.
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I think 80 should be a good temperature. Just don't let it get much higher, I think the highest I have heard of is 82. Of course, make sure the filter is not blowing the fry around and you should be on your way to having some mature fish.
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Cool, I have never seen fry there! That's great. Do you have pictures?
Yeah they sound cute!I'm going to get some Mollie fry soon. My petco always some
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My daughter got 3 Platy Fry from Petsmart. we were in there getting her a couple new fish and she spotted them. We ask and they said oh those are free.. so she took all 3. I have them in a fry net in her 10 Gal currently
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Brine shrimp crushed up will help them grow quickly. We have fry regularly and that's what we have found will fatten them up the fastest. And the other fish like it too.
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