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Old 09-09-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
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platy growth

how fast will they grow? ive got a tank with white clouds and zebra danios in it. How long you think till i can put them in with the other fish.( i believe the fry are about 3-5 days old)
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It heavily depends on what you feed them. If you give them mashed flake food, they're going to grow much slower than if you fed them bbs.

I'm not 100% sure of the danios, but I would imagine that they would be ready to coexist with smaller, less predatory minnows after 1 month. I fed mine bbs, so YMMV.
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how fast will they grow? ive got a tank with white clouds and zebra danios in it. How long you think till i can put them in with the other fish.( i believe the fry are about 3-5 days old)
Personally, I have found platys to be slower growing than some of the my other livebearers. Yeah, food and temperature do influence growth rates. I would put them in with the other fish as soon as they are no longer bite-sized.
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The fry shouldn't be able to fit in the other fishes mouths at all when you let them out. I learned this the hard way when my adults killed most of my fry because I thought they were big enough to not be eaten.
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