I have 2 adult platys, one male and one female (originally I thought I had purchased 3 females, one died but unrelated) they appear to be very healthy and such in my 29 gallon planted tank.
It seems to be fairly spread out (is that normal for platy births? ) I originally noticed 5 fry on Oct. 21st but now notice I have 8 or so fry and some seem smaller than the others. Interestingly enough the mama looks as pregnant as ever!
I might keep one or two when they grow out a little, but so far I'm just letting things happen naturally. I don't specifically feed the fry, they're left in the 29 with their parents and neither the parents nor my minnows have eaten any that I can tell.
I'm well aware that platys and other livebearers have lots of fry, but tips to keep their numbers down? Once they're bigger and easier to net out, I'll give the fry away to my lfs
I also plan on adding 2 honey gourami eventually, would they eat the fry possibly?
Because my tank is pretty planted and I have moss and floating plants, there are lots of hiding places.