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Old 04-27-2014, 12:47 PM   #21
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I say don't separate them! I agree with paul. I had 20 fry live with no net. It stresses them out. And it's sad if they are eaten or don't make it long but your tank will be over run with fry overstock the tank and cause alot of extra feces which will raise your levels. I bought a ten gallon when I bought pregnant mollies. The Stress Killed THE Babies When I moved them. Also you have to be careful they don't get sucked up in the filter

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Old 04-27-2014, 01:57 PM   #22
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I know how you feel, it's so frustrating since I'm so anxious haha. I just situated my Tupperware container in the tank, but catching my one lone fry is impossible! I'm going to try again later, or maybe when there are more fry.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:11 PM   #23
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I honestly think he'll be fine if he's the only baby and has hiding places I would not worry about it I would just leave him be he'll be ok

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Old 04-27-2014, 11:14 PM   #24
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I have a pregnant molly I leave the fry free and they do great in my experience

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Old 04-28-2014, 11:41 AM   #25
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Christine, I tore apart my tank finding fry yesterday. To my surprise, there wasn't just one as I had previously thought, there were (and are) 7! I poked a plethora of pinholes in a thin Tupperware container and added to small plants, then hooked it onto the side of the tank. This morning, all 7 are still active and happy, and there seems to be no other fry in the main tank.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:00 PM   #26
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Congrats mommy !

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Old 04-30-2014, 12:54 PM   #27
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Thanks I'm unsure why... But it seems my Platy has only given birth to one fry... Unless she ate all the others... She still has a gravid spot an the little fry is doing fine he's about a week old now
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:57 PM   #28
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Shell have more my fish had one fry and a few weeks went by and I had 20. They store sperms for future babes. But it is possible she ate them.

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Old 04-30-2014, 12:59 PM   #29
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I also have ghost shrimp in my tank an they tend to be quite.... Evil.... They're cute.... But apparently they eat fry too... So maybe?
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So maybe she'll have more soon
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:00 PM   #31
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They are definitely eating the fry

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Old 04-30-2014, 01:00 PM   #32
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Very easy for the shrimp to take advantage of us Fry in the dark

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Old 04-30-2014, 01:03 PM   #33
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I had a pond snail issue and I wanted to get shrimp to eat them but because I had Fry I couldn't get shrimp so I went with assassin snails instead

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Old 04-30-2014, 01:05 PM   #34
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I would put your one little fry and a little breeder tank now until he's big enough for he won't get eaten

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Old 04-30-2014, 01:07 PM   #35
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But I have a wall in so in unsure... I've never seen a shrimp on the side with the mother... But those things are sneaky... Any things possible with them I swear they're evil! Lol really I heard assassin snails are great!!!!
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:11 PM   #36
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I love my assassin snails. You have a wall dividing the tank?

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Old 04-30-2014, 02:52 PM   #37
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Yeah I have too. As I said prior, she is a very aggressive pregnant fish.... She took a chunk out of 3 of my fish... An 2 actually ended up dying from it -.-
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Your preggers platy sounds like such a badass XD
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She is a ***** to the other fish... She took a chunk out of my gourami so that's why I put the wall up lmao he's my fav!!! Here's my little fry!! He's getting so big! :') Click image for larger version

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Awwwww fry are so cute :3 male guppy fry are so adorable, after a few weeks they start developing a colourful tail & it all looks a bit out of proportion with their clear bodies XD
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