Feed the fry.
Baby platy fish do not require different food from adults. You can feed them the same pellets or flakes that you feed the adults, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, and brine shrimp. Feed the fish small amounts several times a day, about as much food as they can eat in three minutes.
How do you keep platy fry alive?
Keeping and Growing Platy Fry
Do platies eat their fry?
Platy fry can swim as soon as they are born. Adult platies don’t have any protective instinct toward fry; in fact, they may eat them. This is why it’s essential to remove the fry from the aquarium as soon as possible.
How many fry can a platy have?
The fry are born one at a time, tail first. While a normal batch is from eight to 20, your female can give birth to as many as 40 fry. The entire process lasts a few hours, but do not be surprised if it goes on for a longer span of time. Your female can give birth to additional fish over the next few days or weeks.
Do platy fry need a filter?
And yes, they need a filter. Even if they didn’t need a filter now, they would very soon. To be of salable size, they need to grow and will definitely need a filter….and more room.
How long does it take for platy fry to get color?
How Long Does It Take For Platy Fry To Get Color? Sometimes the Platy is just gaining his natural color as it matures. If you got your Platy while it was quite young, it hasn’t fully developed its natural coloration yet. You can enjoy its colors and patterns by the time its mature at around 4 to 6 months.
How long do you keep fry in breeder box?
How long do you keep fry in the breeder box? In general, the babies should be large enough to not fit in mouths of the adult fish before you add them back into your main tank. For livebearer fry, this may be as soon as 4 to 5 weeks.
How big should fry be before releasing into tank?
Generally speaking, the fry should be at least 1 inch in size before introducing them to the main tank.
When can you put platy fry with adults?
Keep her there until she gives birth and then separates her from the fry. After two weeks, baby Platies will be large enough to cohabit with adult Platies.
How do you look after a baby fish?
Baby fish care and feeding varies for different species. If the fish hatch as larvae, they will get their nutrients from an attached yolk sac. As the fry grow, the yolk sac will disappear, and you’ll need to feed them several times a day. Young fish prefer to eat live food during the first few weeks of life.
How often do platys give birth?
Once the female is impregnated, she can give birth to as many as five or more broods of young at intervals of four to six weeks.
Can male platys get pregnant?
Just leave a mature male Platy with some females and they will eventually get pregnant.
When can you put a platy in a pregnant breeding box?
If you use a breeding box, use caution. You can only put a pregnant Platy in it if she’s moments away from giving birth. Putting her in there too early will force her to spend too much time in it, stressing her out enough to make her go into labor prematurely.
How long do platy fish live for?
What is the lifespan of a platy fish? Healthy platies can live up to 3-4 years when kept in optimal environments with clean water, low stress, and good nutrition.
How big do platys get?
The platy (Xiphophorus maculatus) grows to a maximum overall length of 7.0 cm (2.8 in). Sexual dimorphism is slight, the male’s caudal fin being more pointed. The anal fin of the male fish has evolved into a gonopodium, a stick-shaped organ used for reproduction. The female southern platyfish’s anal fin is fan-shaped.
How long can fry go without food?
But in an established tank, fry can sometimes forage for themselves, and eat algae to survive, which means they could go longer than three days without being fed. What is this? In the wild, and even in a fishkeeper’s outdoor pond, fish fry can grow and mature solely by eating algae and insect larvae.
When can baby fish go in main tank?
In about 4 to 6 weeks, the babies should be large enough to release into the main aquarium. But be sure the babies have grown larger than the mouths of adult fish. If it’s not possible to set up a separate aquarium, drop-in breeders are a great alternative.
How long does it take for fry to grow?
How long will it take for my guppy fry to grow? About 3 months, just as long as you provide them with the necessary nutrition and conditions. How long should I keep the fry in a separate tank? Until they are bigger than the other fishes’ mouths.
Can you transfer fry to another tank?
Simple Way To Move Fry
Do mollies eat baby guppies?
Guppy and Molly Fry Care
Guppies as well mollies give birth to live fry every 30 days. Unfortunately both species eat their fry, so it is pretty difficult to protect the guppy and molly babies in their parent’s aquarium.
Can baby guppies live in tank with other fish?
Pair With Safe Tank Mates
Guppies can be nippy fish and should not be housed with those that have flowing fins, such as bettas. Ideal tank mates include angelfish, common plecos, platies and mollies. Some of these fish have large fins, but will snap back, teaching the guppies to back off.