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    Aww ive found a baby platy in my tank!!

    you may remember my post few weeks ago about my platy being pregnant, the next day she seemed smaller so i thought she had given birth and the fry had been all eaten.( i actually THEN thought she was still pregnant!)This morning i was admiring the tank when at the back amongst the plants i caught a glimpse of a baby!! i was so thrilled! My other Half thinks ive gone mad as he couldnt see it!! What do i do now, leave the baby in there as its survived this long! .... It was so so sweet and im wondering if there is anymore in there? Should i put special food in the tank or just leave it as normal?

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    emmajk42

    ]www.I'vefoundababyplatypuswhatdoIdo.com




    :lol: Not a Platypus Em!! A Platty... as in a lickle fish!!!

    Duck Billed Platypus's don't do so well in fish tanks :thumbsup: :giggle:

    Well, I seriously thought he kept platypus' (platypii?) in tanks.

    emmajk42

    Well, I seriously thought he kept platypus' (platypii?) in tanks.




    Bedtime Emma? :friends:

    Nutta - I'd keep them as they are - but I know nothing :giggle:

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    emmajk42

    Well, I seriously thought he kept platypus' (platypii?) in tanks.



    :giggle: Sorry I was teasing
    Think it's platypii????

    You can buy a special 'training pool' thingy for baby fish from pet shops - it's kind of a metal frame with a mesh cover (like a pair of tights).
    You put the baby or babies inside, with the net in the main tank, and they have the same water as the rest of the fish, but don't risk being eaten.

    Otherwise - good luck - it's a matter of time until the baby gets eaten

    I would just leave it as they live of the algae anyway and it should be fine .

    We had a number in our tank, you may find that a number will find there way around....if they have larger stones to hide within then they will survive without the others eating them, we actually had about 8 survive.

    However when we had some small fry on our mollies I did put them into a maternity tank and we had about 8 out of the ten survive without being eaten

    if there is enough hiding you should be find, if you dont, try putting a high plant in where they can hide, this provided much needed cover for my mollies as they grew up and they were able to feed from there as well

    sonia.town

    I would just leave it as they live of the algae anyway and it should be … I would just leave it as they live of the algae anyway and it should be fine .



    :lol: Platties don't eat algae!!!

    Nutta, Try and grind up a few fish food flakes, What should happen is the parent fish chew on the food and spit it out into tiny pieces to eat, But this doesn't always happen. :thumbsup:

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    ohh well update ,ive now found 5! so far! they seem to be getting abit adventurous! they are coming out from behind the plants ( weve got loads of plants which is why i probably didnt notice them sooner)
    They are swimming OUT to the front, then dart back in when a fish approaches! Ive bought a birthing pool thingy, tempted to put them in till they are bigger. I dont want my babies eaten!

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    emmajk42

    ]www.I'vefoundababyplatypuswhatdoIdo.com




    ohhhhh Emma i clicked that link just for the hell of it:giggle:

    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/pamelasag61/Congratulations/Congratulationsbaby.gif

    The proud parent of a fish! :giggle:

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    How sweet, bet you are well chuffed.

    [COLOR="Sienna"][SIZE="4"]Congratulations[/SIZE][/COLOR]

    Original Poster

    :giggle: how sad am i! LOL
    I will post a pic of my additions shortly when they can be seen better.
    I will upload it to my faceparty pictures so keep checking ( im sure you really want to ! LOL) [url]www.faceparty.com/ceebez[/url]
    :giggle:

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    5 of them, good'o!
    Two sets of Twins & a Triplet

    soupy

    5 of them, good'o!Two sets of Twins & a Triplet


    2x2 = 4
    1x3 = 3
    4+3 = 7 :? :?

    Help, if two sets of twins is four....................:?

    rofl ^

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    dinosteveus

    2x2 = 41x3 = 34+3 = 7 :? :? Help, if two sets of twins is … 2x2 = 41x3 = 34+3 = 7 :? :? Help, if two sets of twins is four....................:?



    We were thinking it but didn't want to point it out:thumbsup:


    Well at least I hope we all were, the alternative is grim:giggle:

    Prissymiss

    We were thinking it but didn't want to point it out:thumbsup: Well at … We were thinking it but didn't want to point it out:thumbsup: Well at least I hope we all were, the alternative is grim:giggle:


    I thought you would be, but I'm unsure about the rest :giggle: :whistling: :whistling:

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    soupy

    5 of them, good'o!Two sets of Twins & a Triplet





    You may well be right unintentionaly!
    I keep seeing more! OR the same ones swimming around!:giggle:

    pcnutta

    ....This morning i was admiring the tank .... My other Half thinks ive … ....This morning i was admiring the tank .... My other Half thinks ive gone mad ...



    I agree with your OH. Anyone who admires a tank in the morning is seriously a few spuds short of a fish & chip meal for 1 :giggle: :giggle:

    OH BTW, I see the 'op' went well, you told Emma before you told us then :whistling:

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    It was a quote from the Simpsons that I found funny, but yes I see where it can get misconstrude if you didn't see it.

    Responses on the maths gave me a good laugh tho' , Thanks all, you made my day a happier one

    PS WARNING: DON'T DRINK AND COUNT FISH

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    Or should I say:
    [url]www.supercountingfragilekeeperintolotsoffishes.com[/url]

    If ya don't get that one, I give up

    Wow great news! I recently bought 2 x 12 inch plecs, they are hugggge!!

    I have no idea on baby plecs, but try ringing your local pet shop for advice.
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