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Old 05-31-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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catching babys

I have just got back from vacation and found some little baby platys swimming around. Is there an easy way to catch them or am i going to be chasing them around for hours?
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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The easiest way to catch fish......Do it while doing a water change when the water level is low.

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Old 06-02-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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Platy fry are pretty quick, you just have to use the net to catch them were there goin to be, not where they were, young grasshopper
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:37 PM   #4
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thanks. i've got a couple now with the cut out bottle trap thing now.
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I use a gravel vacuum tube to pick them up.
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Aww!! Sounds cruel to use a gravel vac! xD Good luck though ^^
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:45 AM   #7
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by the time i was able to get ahold of them i was only able to get 2
i thought there where more but i cant find them. Ah well, its not really a rare thing for platys to breed, ill get a picture of there tank on here later.
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Aww!! Sounds cruel to use a gravel vac! xD Good luck though ^^
Haha. Yeah it sounds cruel, but compared to smashing them in gravel and against the tank walls while trying to get them, it's not so bad. I usually lose more when I have to use the latter method.
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I found it easiest to push a plastic jug into the water near them. The suction when the water rushes into the jug pulls the fry in with it. You can then just pour them out. I feel that this works better than a net as the fry are never out of water and can't get tangled in the net either.
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Thats a good idea Fishies86
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I used a turkey baster on my sword fries when I use to have them.
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Next time use a breeding net if you think its going to have babies within 1-2 days
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Just dont stress the mother out... or it could have the babies too early like mine... They came out BIG but they looked like eggs will eyes
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And i know you were on a business trip... not your fault
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