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Re: platie fry not growing
This is my second time raising platy fry, and my current group is about 4 weeks old, and living happily in a 1G bowl with lucky bamboo, and water lettuce. The water is unfiltered, and I change 40% of it daily. Before introducing the fry to the bowl I allowed it to sit full of water on my patio until the walls became coated with algae(about 3 weeks). I then cleaned off just enough of it to view them and do a daily headcount.
I feed them crushed flake food that is ground to a powder, and increase the size of the flakes as they grow. I change the water after they have finished feeding, and try to collect all the uneaten food.
Currently I have 39 of them in this setup, and in two more weeks I will be transferring them to my 30G hexagon that is currently populated only by snails, and preparing the bowl for the next group.
I also still have one from my last time raising them, and he is the smallest out of the shoal in my 55g. He is 6-7 months old and not full grown.
It seems as if fish eat money as well as flakes.