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Old 09-23-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Platy pregnant

Ow big does a platy actually get when it is pregnant?
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This is a tricky question. You will notice the platy is fatter, or boxier in shape, than usual. Or, a better way to determine is to see through your fish in a well lit area. You will see a dark spot, or sometimes a pink spot with little black dots for eyes eyes, where her baby fish are, above her anus but behind her gut. In light colored fish you can usually see the eyes of the babies. In darker colored fish it's just an opaque, darkish area.

I just had a platy give birth yesterday. She didn't look particularly fat, and she still gave birth to 20 fry. Luckily I noticed "poop" swimming around the tank! And she did not deflate or get significantly skinnier. Keep a close eye on how her belly looks and how she behaves. You may find a platy baby staring at you from within some dense plants!
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Can plates die in pregnancy?
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I mention to say die in labor?
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Yes they can. Having fry is stressful, and there can be complications and some can die. Most do fine though.
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Yep, my first female guppy died after he pregnancy
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Ok well I hope my other platys don't die!
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