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Old 07-28-2013, 11:39 PM   #1
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Platy pregnant?

Not sure if this platy is pregnant or if its just bloated/deformed? Also one eye is different to the other is that normal?

I was told to look for a gravid spot but I can't see one so I was thinking she wasn't but she is really big and round compared to the others I got at the same time

Any info/advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-29-2013, 06:36 AM   #2
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Not sure if this platy is pregnant or if its just bloated/deformed? Also one eye is different to the other is that normal?

I was told to look for a gravid spot but I can't see one so I was thinking she wasn't but she is really big and round compared to the others I got at the same time

Any info/advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Wayne
Hmmm it has the body shape of a pregnant female, yet in both pictures it has what looks like the fin of the male? Hmmm what's your parameters at? Just wondering about the eye. Hopefully someone else will chime in and help
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I only recently bought her along with some mollies and other platties she came like that from the LFS. I will try and get a better picture of her fin to show if she is definitely female. As for the parameters I assume you mean ammonia trites and trates? I will try and do a test before work and post results. Thanks!
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Hmmm it has the body shape of a pregnant female, yet in both pictures it has what looks like the fin of the male? Hmmm what's your parameters at? Just wondering about the eye. Hopefully someone else will chime in and help
Pictures are up one of the results and one that I hope shows the fin clear enough to determine sex.

P.s I don't know if the results are clear in the picture but I get the reading to 0.25 ammo 0 trites and 0 trates (is this normal considering I added 4 Molly's and 6 platys on Friday? (All readings were 0 before that)
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Not a platy. It's a female Molly and highly likely to be pregnant. Give it another week to see if she gets bigger.
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Not a platy. It's a female Molly and highly likely to be pregnant. Give it another week to see if she gets bigger.
Oh whoops lol I shouldn't have bought mollies and platties together because I forget which is which haha
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Should I be seeing a gravid spot by now because there is still no sign of one? I'm a little confused by that since I thought all LB had them?
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HELPPP! I have a pregnant platy and i put her in the breeder box today. How long do i leave her in there? And how long does labor take?
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HELPPP! I have a pregnant platy and i put her in the breeder box today. How long do i leave her in there? And how long does labor take?
Is she huge or just showing signs of pregnancy? Can you upload any pictures? Personally I don't like the breeder boxes they stress out the fish I prefer the larger net kind for some reason they don't seem to stress as much
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Not a very good quality pic but she is pretty big and showing signs of pregnancy... She has been pregnant for about 1 and a half months now. My mom likes the net breeder boxes but i prefer the box ones. Not trying to sound rude.
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And about the pics at the very top of the thread it does not look pregnant when platys are pregnant ive always heard that there will be a black dot under like right where the tail begins
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Not a very good quality pic but she is pretty big and showing signs of pregnancy... She has been pregnant for about 1 and a half months now. My mom likes the net breeder boxes but i prefer the box ones. Not trying to sound rude.
Everyone to their own, I tend to find the hard box ones often stress out the fish that's all nothing rude about that.

The pics at the top I'm not sure of, I know about the black spot (gravid spot) but she is huge compared to the rest of the platys I got with her
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Maybe she is a balloon platy? They are HUGE like that! Google Balloon Platy
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Maybe she is a balloon platy? They are HUGE like that! Google Balloon Platy
I already did and she doesn't look as big as those just pregnant or bloated but she's not bloated so I dunno just have to wait another 3 weeks tops see if she gives birth
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Okay good luck!
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Okay good luck!
Thanks I'm really hoping I'm not wrong and that she is a balloon molly I want some baby fry lol
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