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Old 08-29-2004, 09:15 PM   #1
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Baby Platys - Now What?

My platys are reproducing rapidly. They have had 2 sets of kids and I now have 20-30 babys. Anyone what some? Also, other than getting rid of one of the fish (and I don't want to do that as they are my originals), any suggestions on keeping down my population of babies? They are a cross between a red wag and a yellow platy.
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Well, your pretty close to me, I would take them. Haha.

Seriously though, your best bet would be to seperate them by gender. The gonopodium should form I think in a couple of weeks. Wait until they grow up a bit and some LFS's might take them, or buy them from you.

OR...you could feed them. I know alot of people keep livebearers to feed to other fish. If that's a way you wish to go. I don't think I'd have the heart to...

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another thing that you could do is add a female betta to your tank, they are great for keeping livebearer populations down.
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Any larger "community" fish will help to keep the fry population down...gouramis, tetras, bettas, etc. Or you could post them in the "Barter/Trade" section of the forum.
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I would love to have some. But I am kind of far from you. Any ideas?
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