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Old 10-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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What to feed my platy fry and how to take care of it?

What should i feed it and what size of tank should i go into? Does the tank have to be cycled?
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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You can buy first bites which is a powdered food for fry or you can crush flakes up to a fine powder I would do the first bites myself though, they are really cheap.

It's good if the tank is cycled but guess you could still try if it's not, just do a lot of water changes and don't add gravel to the fry tank they bury themselves in it. Feed them by dipping the end of a tooth pick in the tank water and then into the powdered food the in to their tanks. I would feed them very small amounts every 2-3 hours if possible. Some say to start feeding a couple hrs after born some say not in the first 24 hrs. I never had any issue's feeding mine after the first couple hrs.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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How much? How do they eat it?
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Just dip the end of the wet tooth pick in the food lightly. They eat just like all fish eat, with their mouth.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #5
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How long can they live without food? I can't get it out and it is probably not getting any food.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #6
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It might be eating what falls to the bottom. I would do your best to get him tho.
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