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Old 04-06-2017, 01:24 AM   #1
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I have 3 platies.... on male and two female. One female has never gotten pregnant but the other one I bought pregnant. Unfortunately all the fry were eaten but ever since she has not gotten pregnant. What can I do to help them get pregnant
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If there is a male and female there will be a pregnacy soon.

One thing you can do is make sure the tank parameters are stable and safe.

Another will be to keep the water very clean / frequent pwc.

Also feeding good foods like defrosted frozen tubifex, brine shrimp (live brine shrimp would be good) Live white worms is a good food.
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Do they eat frozen blood worms??
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Yes, but it is safest to defrost any frozen foods in a little container with a bit of tank water. I use the little bathroom plastic drinking cups, easy to recycle.

You can cut a cube in 4 slices and use a half of that (1/8th) or if they are really hungry a slice. The trick is feeding well, but not too much food. For instance it would be better to feed a 1/8 2x per day than 1/4 one time type thing.

Reasoning is too much food is wasted and can "up" ammonia and lead to poor tank water.

You could try frozen in AM so they have all day to eat it, and pellets in eve. They really probably shouldn't have that high protein only. Make sure they get something with veggie matter too. For good digestion.

Keep up with water changes and good feedings.
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What can I do to help them get pregnant
Make sure you have good, clean water for them and give them plenty of good live or frozen foods. You'll soon get plenty of babies.
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