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Old 07-26-2016, 05:42 PM   #1
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Is my Platy bloated or pregnant? (see pic)

I've got a few male and female Platy's but one female is very large and i was wondering if she was bloated or pregnant? I've had her and the others for a few months now (cycled 20 gallon tank, no ammonia, pH 7.4, temp 78 ) I've included a picture of her, she's the one circled.
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I've got a few male and female Platy's but one female is very large and i was wondering if she was bloated or pregnant? I've had her and the others for a few months now (cycled 20 gallon tank, no ammonia, pH 7.4, temp 78 ) I've included a picture of her, she's the one circled.
Her scales don't look distended --a sign of dropsy-- and her fins are erect, not clamped. She looks happy. I'd say she's almost certainly pregnant, and you will soon have platy fry.

Also, she's a female livebearer. If she's been in a tank with a male for more than five minutes (five seconds with guppies) any time in the last six weeks, she's pregnant.
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Thanks for the response! She is indeed very lively and active so I figured she was happy and healthy ☺ but for her to be pregnant is really exciting!!! The rest of my fish are all male (Danios and guppies) so I don't have to worry about babies there 😉 but I can't wait to see how her babies will turn out as I have several different types of platys. Thanks again!!

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Thanks for the response! She is indeed very lively and active so I figured she was happy and healthy ☺ but for her to be pregnant is really exciting!!!
The fry are hilarious, too, as they zip out for food.
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