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Old 10-28-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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baby platy

Found one baby platy swimming around today came as quite a surprise as thought we only had males!
Can anyone tell me how many I should be expecting and how long it will take to complete the birth? As neither of the platys look pregnant to me.
Will try to get pictures
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Sorry they are sideways
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:59 PM   #3
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Sorry they are sideways
platy in te second pic is definitely pregnant! I'd be expecting up to 10 but they may eat them. I've had 4 generations if platies
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Thank you. Will the mum eat the fry?
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How long should it take? as found the one about 5 hours ago and havnt seen anymore yet
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #6
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Thank you. Will the mum eat the fry?
she could, mine rarely do now! A lot Of LFS will take them!
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How long should it take? as found the one about 5 hours ago and havnt seen anymore yet
when first born they can be almost clear and hide EVERYWHERE sometimes it takes me weeks to find them all! To sex platies btw just look at their pelvic fin.

Males pelvic fin : a small narrow fin

Females pelvic fin: basically a triangle
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Oh thats good so there is still hope that we will have more and they havnt been eat yet
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Oh thats good so there is still hope that we will have more and they havnt been eat yet
yeah and if you become over stocked always donate them to lfs
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Oh will be giving them to lfs. Funny thing is we was out the other day looking for female guppies but never saw any we liked, good think we didnt now.
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