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Old 04-02-2014, 08:25 PM   #1
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Is my platy going to drop fry soon?

I just recently got 3 platys from my local pet store and wound up with two pregnant females. One looks a lot more pregnant than the other though. She is looking square, is very dark around her gravid spot, but is eating fine and isn't acting any different than normal. It looks like she's about to burst to me! What do you think? Should I have some fry soon?
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:34 PM   #2
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I've done a lot of research cause my platty is Prego too. Apparently when they start to look like -----> \___/ that's when they're gonna drop. Is yours aggressive?
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:14 PM   #3
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A week at absolute most. I would say.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:37 PM   #4
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She isn't aggressive at all actually. She kinda just does her own thing and doesn't bother the other fish. I just assumed if she was close to giving birth her mood would change a little but she's still swimming around normally and eating plenty
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:49 PM   #5
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How often do you reckon I should feed my Prego platty? I only asked cause mine is super aggressive
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:52 PM   #6
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I don't actually have too much experience in that area. I usually just feed all my fish once a day and she also eats some of the live plants I have in my tank, as well as algae off my rocks
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:10 PM   #7
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Anyone else have any opinions?
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:13 PM   #8
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I have no clue, I was actually wondering the same thing... Does she need more feed than the others
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:13 PM   #9
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Has she dropped yet?
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:17 PM   #10
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I don't think pregnant fish really "need" more than others. Mine comes to the top and get her fair share of flakes and if she's still hungry she goes for the live plants.

Still hasn't dropped but I'm not home at the moment! Should be any time
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:27 PM   #11
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I have my Prego platty on the other side of a wall that's all. So I never no how much to just feed her.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:44 PM   #12
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The general rule of thumb is to feed fish as much as they can eat in about 3 minutes so I would just stick with that. I wouldn't over feed because that can cause a lot of issues in the tank. Fish can go a while without any food at all so I would stick with the normal 3 minutes rule for feeding her
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:45 PM   #13
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Okay thanks sorry I'm new to all of this stuff. Go figure first time I get a fish an it becomes prego lol
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:48 PM   #14
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No worries! It's something you'll get the hang of really quick
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:27 PM   #15
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Mine looked exactly like that about two days before she dropped, she had about 35 fry
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She will drop anytime now if she hasn't already. Enjoy the little fry!

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:03 PM   #17
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She did drop her fry but they became a nice meal for my other fish!
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