Originally Posted by fishadvice
Any advice on what to do about my very fertile female? My local shop is not interested in having the babies and I'm rather concerned that I shall soon be overwhelmed.
Welcome to the Platy-Daddy Club!
I have the same problem: my original few platys turned out to be little sex machines -- my poor neons keep wondering how the neighborhood go so crowded!
Every so often, I catch those large enough (1 inch or more in size), bag them, and take them to my local FS as a donation. Sadly, he won't pay for them. At least they're getting a good home, though.
If I were you, I'd look for a store that accepts orphaned fish and take your adults to them. Then, as the young grow and mature, you can catch them and turn them in until you have only males.
As for the guy who told you platys do fine at 16-degrees celsius, I wouldn't take that idiot's advice ever again.