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Author Topic: Just found out I'm breeding platies  (Read 2456 times)
Ritaloud
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« on: June 06, 2015, 02:55:32 PM »

I'm new to being a responsible fish owner and have already made several mistakes. I corrected all but I trusted the fish store clerk to sell me 2 female platys. You probably know where I'm going. As of last night I have 5 fry. I only have a 15 gal. ( mistake #1), so I really can't be breeding. Should I find a new home for my male? And if the fry survive? The tank mates are 3 neons, 1 Cory cat and an apple snail.
Advice is welcome.
And I can tell a male and female platy now.
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Pat Mary
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2015, 03:24:32 PM »

Female livebreeders store sperm so it would be best if you would rehome the females and keep the male.  If you would keep the females, they will just continue to drop fry. 

Neon tetras and cory cats are both schooling species so I would get more of both of them so that they would be in decent schools.  With the cory, be sure that you get the same species as the one that you have.  They must be with others of their own kind. 
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