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Old 01-01-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
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Platy fry?? Pls help!

My 2 platies are in my 20g juvie molly tank... Spotted 2 fry.. Scooped put in newborn tank... Put trixie (suspected mom) in newborn tank also...
Now is this a platy fry? Or one of my Juvie's is giving birth...
I really think it's a platy because it's so iridescent... My creamsicle Molly fry are much more orange...
TEEENY TINY FRY...
Is Trixie having babies and just didn't get really big in belly?? I'm watching closely to see if she drops more...

fry is on right against black rock in front of plant...

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Old 01-01-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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Anyone have any ideas? Soooo see thru... I think theyre platy... But someone must have Molly & Platy fry experience...

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Old 01-01-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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I've never had Molly fry but it does look like a platy fry. I've heard that females don't drop as many on their first few batches so maybe that's why she wasn't so big.
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I've never had Molly fry but it does look like a platy fry. I've heard that females don't drop as many on their first few batches so maybe that's why she wasn't so big.
She sure wasn't big at all... I noticed she was visibly pregnant but assumed she'd have another couple weeks. She was a Christmas present to my lonely male platy... Got her Dec 24th
If she had more one of the bazillion Molly Juvies gobbled them up. They're so very hard to see against my gravel and my Molly fry aren't hard to find... Even the orange babies.. My orange Molly fry have thicker bodies and orange all the way thru... These are so iridescent... I hope they are platy... Will know soon in a couple days...
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:16 PM   #5
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If it helps my creamsicle molly fry (dad was green sailfin) were almost translucent on their day of birth.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:41 PM   #6
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If it helps my creamsicle molly fry (dad was green sailfin) were almost translucent on their day of birth.
Could be my baby's babies are born different than their mother...
If they're Molly fry they are great grand fry LOL ... if molly fry their mother is 14 wks old...
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Updated pics... About 11 hrs old... Up and cautiously drifting around....
They have 44 two week old Dalmatian Molly fry to teach them the ropes...
Excited to see if they are Mollies or Platies in a couple weeks


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I just noticed something important with these 2 little fry... Their top fins are much more pointed are closer to their heads looking like little shark fins where as my Molly fry have their top fins set farther back ok their bodies and more rounded of a fin..
Yay I think they're platy
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Just tore my 20g tank apart and found 5 more.... We have 7 total!
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I now have about 3 week old platy fry in my tank and your look alot like mine. How ever in my first batch my momma had about 13 or more
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