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Old 05-22-2014, 06:11 AM   #1
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finally got fry, need help

today I came home from work and noticed fry in my 15 gallon tank , it has 3 females and 2 male platys

i spent about 30 mins trying to catch them and put them in a breeder net and had no luck ! there so god dam fast , there's more the 5 in there but not to sure how many !!

the tank is pretty well planted , should I just leave them ?

what will they eat as anything i feed them the adults get first ??

don't know what to do , and i don't want them all to die
any help would be great
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:18 AM   #2
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If you want to keep some your best chance is to catch them and keep them in a separate tank, you can feed them broken up flake food I believe, but if your tank is well planted and you don't want to be over run with fry I would leave them all in there and let nature take its course, I expect I couple will survive!
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:10 AM   #3
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Ok I'll try and catch some !

Will they get food in the
Main tank ? Won't the adults eat it before they get a chance ?
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:37 AM   #4
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My mollies just had fry and I caught them or most of them and put them in a breeder tank and fed them "First Bites", a powder like food just for fry. All have survived and are getting bigger every day! Good luck with yours.
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I've always left my fry in the main tank. Most of them survive because they can hide very well under decor, gravel, and in plants. I would leave them be
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feed them crushed flakes.
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Can you move the adults? When I used to breed guppies, if they had an unexpected clutch I would take the adults out first so they wouldn't eat them while I "fished" for fry and then attempt to catch the babies with a 1c measuring spoon. It was tedious work as they were fast as hell and would burrow in to the gravel. But I usually got them all.

Granted I was ignorant and kept four adult guppies in. 3G vase with a wide opening with bamboo. So it was a much smaller area to work with.
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I managed to catch 3 and put them in a breeder net , there's still about 5 more in the main tank which I will try catch ASAP !

Will get some food for them and hopefully they will survive
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