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Old 09-17-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Moving fry to main tank?

Hey. I have some platy fry that are growing fast! They are almost a month old and going strong. I had to move them to a bigger tank due to the mom getting ready to drop fry again. The next batch came today and there are over 20 so I was wondering when I could move the first batch to the main tank? I keep reading different answers everywhere I look.
The main tank consists of 6 red wag platy, 5 female betta, kuhli loaches, Chinese algae eaters and neons. 30 gallons with sponge on filter intake. I also have a homemade river rock background. Lots of real and fake plants, but no floating plants.
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how big are the ones in the first batch now. what other fish are in the main tank
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:55 AM   #3
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If the female betta can fit them in their mouth. They will eat them.
they should be fine.
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how big are the ones in the first batch now. what other fish are in the main tank
I listed the fish in the main tank in the first post. The fry are almost an inch in length and a cm in width. They are curious buggers too. Always come to the glass when I am near their tank.
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If the female betta can fit them in their mouth. They will eat them.
they should be fine.
I think I'll wait cause a couple of my female betta have grown to be quite large compared to all my other betta.
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I now have a total of 27 fry in this batch.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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get a breeder net.
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I think I'll wait cause a couple of my female betta have grown to be quite large compared to all my other betta.
If you can wait, then that's probably best for another 2wks or so. I had molly fry(about 1mth old) and had no choice but to move the fry into another tank. This tank had mollies and guppies. I add them at night, when the lights were out. The others checked them out but the fry are clever and fast!!. You could try adding 5 and see how they get on. Keep the other fish well fed for the first few days and they will soon lose interest.....
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I had a female guppy try eat a feeder male endler guppy that wa half her size ! I had just fed them and it was a temporary situation until the power in my part of house was restored . He didnt make it through the night ... That was thursday
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Are you going to keep them all, or plan to sell some ?
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