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Old 08-19-2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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ONE fry?

I have 3 female Variatus Paties and tonight before I was about to go out I noticed what I thought was food caught in a current but then realized it was a single fry darting away from something. I put the two most pregnant of the three in a floating fry trap and scooped up the fry in a net and put him in the fry trap as well. The two females were in there awhile and I determined which was the one who was biggest but left them in anyways. Went out and came back and still only the lone fry in the bottom after 2 hours. Is this normal? Does a fry occasionally squirt out early before they give birth to the whole brood?
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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12+ hours later, still no more babies. And the first one must have went back up through the floor cause it's gone
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:30 PM   #3
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Here is the fattest female currently
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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Found another fry last night swimming in the tank, put the prego platy back in the fry trap and nothing after 12 hours. I'm even more confused. I did manage to net the fry and drop him/her in the net mesh breeder. I guess I'm going to give up on the fry trap for now and just try and catch any fry I see swimming about..
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:25 PM   #5
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It could be stress from being in the box... Try to take her out and let her finish, then round up the fry in a diy fry trap. Homemade Fry Trap?
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:57 PM   #6
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There are 8 platies and 7 small Kuhli Loaches, I hope the fry can swim fast! I put her back in general population. Going to setup a 10 gallon for birthing cause I want to make this easier.
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