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Old 05-03-2014, 10:57 AM   #1
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Is my platy pregnant??

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I've had my platies a few months now n none have had any fry or even looked pregnant. But I thought this little one has started to look plump around the middle. What's your opinion?
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:37 PM   #2
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Looks loaded and ready to go. I would say you should have fry in about 3 to 7 days. Nice looking wag!

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Old 05-04-2014, 12:23 AM   #3
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I'm looking at this fish today n there's no belly! I can tell which wag it was because she has an orange strip on her fin, the belly is as flat as a pancake today. Could she have had them over night, or was she just full the day before?
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Yup it's very possible. Mine usually drop just before the timer turns on the light in the morning. Do you see any fry?

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Old 05-04-2014, 11:06 AM   #5
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I got Corys the other day, so mayb they ate them, or the other platies or guppies, all n all they seem to b a hungry lot, despite I feed them a good lot. The guppies I have have had a few sets of fry, the first lot I only found two. I got a birthing box after that, but just wasn't in time I guess for my platy
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:09 PM   #6
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Start counting days now. If you have a male in there with her you can bet she will get pregnant again. You should expect the next drop between 23 and 40 days depending on many different factors.

If you are wanting to breed them I would recommend allowing her a week in a tank with a male and then putting her in her own 10 gallon heavily planted birthing tank for the next 3 to 5 weeks. This allows her time to adjust and gives the fry the best chance of survival without using stressful breeding traps.

Start watching for fry at the 3rd week. Usually they will give birth right before the lights come on or shortly after they go off.

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Old 05-05-2014, 02:21 AM   #7
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Actually today she still looks pregnant, it's so hard to tell with the platiesClick image for larger version

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I found 3 fry just now in my tank. They hav zero colour, I haven't a clue which fish gave birth to them, none of them looked like they were ready. If there's no orange colour on the fry, is it more likely that they are guppy fry?
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