A sad day, My silver platy died in the wee hours of the morning today. She simply couldnt deliver her fry. She was real weak with clamped fins and the filter runoff was pushing her all over the tank. I put her in the QT but she didnt make it. I guess she was getting too old to be having babies. Whe she was finally gone I gently squeezed her and little deformed babies came out. I felt really sick about doing it but I wanted to see if any might have made it. Sad to say they died with momma. I'll miss her terribly, but her happy memories will cheer me up when I hurt the most. She is survived by her sister and her girlfriends, Mrs. Sunburst, and Scarlet the red wagtail. She has also left some very sad male suiters behind.