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Platy Fry Raising Tank

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Name: Platy Plague!

Size/Category 5-Gallon Freshwater

Type: Glass

Shape: Bowfrontshow

List of Fish:
25+ - Platy

Lighting: Little Pals lightbulb (only 5 watts)

Filtration: Whisper Power Filter 2-10 gallon power

Invertebrates: none

Other Accessories: I recently moved all my baby platies from the breeder basket in my main tank Dwarf Gourami Lover to this really cool and funky bright orange tank. I kept on finding tiny babies swimming around at the bottom of the tank and when I caught them, I put them in the breeder basket. I counted a total of around 20 babies. They were getting too big for 20 of them to live in my tiny breeder basket, so I set up this little tank I found in the barn under a pile of junk and put them in there. I had to go and buy the light, filter, fake plant, and gravel because there was only the tank left. Actually, my other platy just had babies in the breeder basket the day after I moved the other ones to this tank, and I counted a total of 38!!! I will also move those ones to this tank when they are a little bigger to avoid them from getting sucked up the filter! You can actually see a baby platy in front of my filter. That little whitish speck, see it?

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I love platies too! Sounds like you have some nice ones! One question... what do you do with the extra platies? Give them to a petstore? I need some ideas, i have fry too! :D thanks!

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11/24/2008 05:05.58 PM Report This Comment
10/31/2008 09:16.08 AM Report This Comment
Just stopped by to see ya. Hope all is going well for you. Leaving you a vote as away I float! :) Blog when you can. Later, Gwen

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05/18/2008 02:46.57 PM Report This Comment
thats a funky looking aquarium but cool and bright aye, well cool i have seen your setups good job kiddo, heres a vote, stop by sometime aye..><}}}">

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05/15/2008 09:30.37 PM Report This Comment
Great little tank, here's a vote for ya.

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04/13/2008 07:21.51 PM Report This Comment
Heres a vote for you my friend.I forgot to answer your question on the plants.They are fake.I thought they looked real to thats why I got them.Most fake plants don't look all that real.I would like to go real sometime but just don't have the time right now.The fry in my sons balloon fantasy setup are doing great.They eat for us and I think they are a little bigger today then yesterday.Were going to keep them so he can have the first ones he ever raised.He was so excited when he saw them in the breeder thing.He came running for me saying stuff so fast it was hard to understand what he was saying.I think he was so excited he forgot about the other 2 that died.The cory's didn't make it.Lost one on monday and lost the other one yesterday.Were not going to put anymore in.Just going to leave it with the balloon mollies and the pleco.Take care now my friend.See ya later.

shannon, Temple, PA.

04/03/2008 12:06.48 PM Report This Comment
Howdy Platy
Thanks for stopping by. Now that is an interesting set up U got there. Quite a few fish babies U got there. How are they doing? I am expecting a few myself with my guppy. Dropped U a sunny vote.

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04/03/2008 10:03.20 AM Report This Comment
They are sure odd looking. I got out a looking glass and put it up by my guppy bowl. I can see the little ones eyes threw the thin skin on the back of her belly.
Type in fresh water flounder and there is lots of nice sites. Here is a vote.

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04/02/2008 07:32.30 PM Report This Comment
Thank you for all the info.I'll let my son know what to do.He is the one with balloon fantasy.The male is chaseing one female around alot and two of the other ones seem like they might be.Let you know what happens.Heres a vote for you to.

shannon, Temple, PA.

03/29/2008 08:59.59 AM Report This Comment
Hi from frogfish heres a vote

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Come visit me, cichlidluver, Seahorse, frogfish & ~Clownfish~.

03/29/2008 04:59.38 AM Report This Comment
I enjoyed reading about your set up. I have some platies too. I think twice I was expecting but they fry got eaten. I am trying with guppies now. Here is a vote.

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03/28/2008 05:43.51 PM Report This Comment
Nice tank - Here's a vote for you.

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03/28/2008 05:17.34 PM Report This Comment
Balloon Fantasy here
Welcome to the FC.Heres a vote for you.Very cool tank for your babies.Hope you have great luck with them.How do you keep them safe?I might have some babies soon and don't know anything about it.See ya.

shannon, Temple, PA.

03/28/2008 01:09.30 PM Report This Comment
Totaly awsome tank!

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03/28/2008 12:05.22 PM Report This Comment
Welcome! Nice little tank! Here is a vote.

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03/28/2008 02:02.25 AM Report This Comment
cute tank

Groom, North Pole, AK.

03/27/2008 09:34.39 PM Report This Comment
Welcome to my page, hope you all like it! I sorta rambled on a bit! Don't forget to visit all my other tanks sometime!!! Have FUN!

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03/27/2008 05:38.10 PM Report This Comment

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