So actually I didn't use them for breeder boxes, I just used them to isolate from the bigger fish.
I haven't run into any problems. I had the setup for several months and eventually gave away the fish since there were so many.
Of all the fish I had zero crooked spines or any deformations
I used to have quite a bit actually when I just let the babies roam free right after birth. I would get a lot of dead ones sinking to the bottom and then I would have to reach in there and fish them out.
The only time I really had a problem with deaths was when I didn't have time to turn the lights on. I read somewhere that if you don't give them enough light they won't grow properly i.e. crooked spines.
It's definitely easier to have these because when they're up closer to the top you can easily suck out uneaten food, debris, poop, etc.
Sometimes I use them to grow plants that have been damaged or seem to be dying because they're closer to the light in the box.
Does it really? I have heard of people keeping fish in like the 60's but I always thought in the mid 70's was the best temperature. 80's and you start to expel the oxygen out of the water.
P.S. I really like the platy fish because they're so colorful.
I was thinking about setting up another tank and just doing a ton of those.
Do they reproduce as fast as guppies? And are their batches as large?
How about their bioload?
Ok first I have had 2 batches and not that manny guppies I ever only found 1 babby but am assuming there are more that died. And the bio load on this platty is crazy my friend nick named her (poopy) momma. I swear if you would put a camera on her you'd see constant pooing. And yes it does speed the life up to heat the water up its about 78 right now.