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Old 10-07-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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How did 22 platy fry die....overnight.

Yesterday, my 22 platy fry were still healthy, swimming aroud happily. Today , when i woke up, all of them were on the bottom of the tank dead, they were pale white... Why?....
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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What is your tank size, temp and is your tank cycled? Did you test your water to see if there was a spike to anything? How old we're the fry? How often did u feed them?
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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Yesterday, my 22 platy fry were still healthy, swimming aroud happily. Today , when i woke up, all of them were on the bottom of the tank dead, they were pale white... Why?....
I've lost fry because they didn't have enough flow and also because of planaria, mostly a combination of both. Get a HOB and position your breeder net or trap directly in the flow. Be sure to have a lid with lots of holes in it. If you have a separate fry tank, get something with VERY high flow rated for 2-4 times the tank volume
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Ive put them in a 3gallon tank with temperature of 28degree.feed them once a day.. I use a filter with not enough suction or flow to disrupt tem..
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My fry were 5days old
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Oh you aren't feeding nearly enough. What r you feeding them?

Fry need crushed flakes or first bites about every 3 hours or so as long as none of the food is being left behind. And 3 gal is small.
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Well i crushed those ballish fish foods into powder form and fed them, but when i fed them they didnt seem to be eating a lot?
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Roughly how much at a feeding r u feeding them?
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:52 AM   #10
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Best thing to do is dip the end of a toothpick in the tank water and then into the crushed food and then flick a light dusting of that into your tank and watch them eat and do this every 3 ish hours as long as they are eating it.
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