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Old 10-13-2012, 01:13 AM   #1
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Platy acting weird!

I have 3 platys in my 10 gallon with a few other fish (I'm upgrading to a 40 in December) and all my fish are active and constantly moving but since I came home one of my females have been hovering around the bottom and not moving locations. She looks a bit squared off but doesn't look pregnant. I do a 40-50% weekly water change with my siphon, so there's nothing wrong with the water. I've had all these fish for nearly 6 months, no deaths. I'd really hate to see her go before I get the 40 gallon! She is not sitting on the bottom luckily. She is hovering over the gravel but stays in one place
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:40 AM   #2
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Actually I looked up a pregnant platy diagram online and it almost completely matches this platy. If anything, she's probably giving birth tonight. Since I don't have a breeder box, I guess I'll just stay up and patrol the tank until she gives birth
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:53 AM   #3
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Actually I looked up a pregnant platy diagram online and it almost completely matches this platy. If anything, she's probably giving birth tonight. Since I don't have a breeder box, I guess I'll just stay up and patrol the tank until she gives birth
Good luck...exciting. What kind of platies are they?
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:20 AM   #4
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Actually I looked up a pregnant platy diagram online and it almost completely matches this platy. If anything, she's probably giving birth tonight. Since I don't have a breeder box, I guess I'll just stay up and patrol the tank until she gives birth
Are you sure she is pregnant and not bloated? What are your water parameters?
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Are you sure she is pregnant and not bloated? What are your water parameters?
She is definitely not bloated. I haven't checked my parameters but I'm going to do another 50% wc today
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #6
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Her belly looks a bit like this \__/ but she must not have a lot of babies in her because her belly isn't really bulging out
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She's still very inactive, so it's safe to assume she didn't give birth yet. And she is a red platy :]
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She looks even more pregnant now. I'm gonna go buy a platy breeder case
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:48 PM   #9
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Actually she's more active now so maybe she was just depressed or something
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