SURPRISE! A pleasant one...
Lol...so, today I went to feed my 3 platy. Imagine my surprise when I looked in the tank and saw 3 fry. Here is why I'm surprised...
I have one sunburst platy that looked VERY pregnant. So, I put her in a breeding net because the male platy just wouldn't leave her alone. Then, I have another red wag female platy that he doesn't bother...I don't know why. Anyway, she hung out in the tank and pretty much stayed to herself. I've had her since June. I got the male platy(sunburst) last month (October 17th).
So, I was very surprised to see fry in the tank when I had the one--I thought--was pregnant in the breeding net. (The other one didn't even look pregnant!) I took the fry out of the tank and placed them in a cup with water from the tank. After I made sure I had them all out (there were 6), I removed the other female from the breeding net and put the fry in the net.
I'm still convinced the female I originally had in the net is pregnant. I suppose I will do the same that I did with the other fry and just move them to the breeding net...if the male ever leaves her alone enough for her to have babies. I may have to move him for a bit. However, now that the other female is no longer in the net I can just move them directly to the net.
This was a pleasant surprise but it's going to force me to up my preparedness. That 29g has to be set up in the next week.
If anyone has any advice, please pass it my way. I'm always up for more advice.
Also, I'm planning on setting up a 55g tank after the new year. I was thinking of making that a goldfish tank but I'm still on the fence about that. Any suggestions would be fantastic! I'm also thinking that I want this tank to be a planted tank...as well as my 29g.