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Old 10-22-2014, 12:30 PM   #1
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Platy Fry

I have a 45 gal with some platys that just dropped fry on friday. I had all intentions on letting mature take its course, so I put down some artificial grasses for them to hide in. But when I saw them I felt guilty because my usually shy barbs were scouting out the area for a meal (
I scooped them all up (12 of them) and put them in a breeder box with holes. I feed them First Bites.
Just this morning I fed them and noticed one that looked dead. But he is not dead. He looks like he's having trouble with his tail fin. He gets up and swims around, but then rests on the bottom again... what should I do for him? Did I do something wrong?

Again please take into consideration that I didn't plan on keeping them in a breeder. But I'm a super softy and wanted to keep them safe. I can upload pics if needed
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I have a 45 gal with some platys that just dropped fry on friday. I had all intentions on letting mature take its course, so I put down some artificial grasses for them to hide in. But when I saw them I felt guilty because my usually shy barbs were scouting out the area for a meal (
I scooped them all up (12 of them) and put them in a breeder box with holes. I feed them First Bites.
Just this morning I fed them and noticed one that looked dead. But he is not dead. He looks like he's having trouble with his tail fin. He gets up and swims around, but then rests on the bottom again... what should I do for him? Did I do something wrong?

Again please take into consideration that I didn't plan on keeping them in a breeder. But I'm a super softy and wanted to keep them safe. I can upload pics if needed
whenever i kept my fry i crushed flakes into tiny bits of powder and fed it. its probably just got some issue with its tail, it may outgrow it. Is it eating?
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it seems to be eating fine, but when it's done, lays back down.
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it seems to be eating fine, but when it's done, lays back down.
just wait and see.
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Well I got back from work and he's lying on the bottom still. not moving anything but his tiny swimming fins... :c can't wait till I can put them in with the rest. hopefully they grow fast
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Give it some time... Maybe it will outgrow this problem like mentioned before...
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