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Old 03-11-2019, 02:05 PM   #1
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Pregnant Platy Help

I have had a pair of platies for a long time. More recent my Male has been stressing her out a ton. I've gotten two more females for him to harass instead of her. She is visibly less stressed so I'm happy with that. She has grown in size considerably over the past three weeks or so. I am wondering when I should put her into a breeder box because she looks like she is already about to pop. I have a lot of plants for fry ti hide in so I'm not sure if it would be less stress for her to leave her in the tank rather than a breeder box. She has not gotten boxy yet. I will upload a picture for referencce.

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I've been doing a lot of research on this for my molly. From what I've read, it is a lot less stressful for the fish to just be left in the tank. If you have another tank for the dry you can move them there. Either that or maybe keep the fry in the breeder box until they are big enough that they won't be eaten.
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From what I know you have to wait as long as possible to get the mom in the box and preferably you should let her give birth in the tank and then put the babies in a breeder box unless you think they are good, protection wise, from the other fish in the regular. If you put them in the box they eat alge unless you have food specifically for them from the pet store or you can very finely crush up the flake food you have. This knowledge is from reading other forums and I would wait for more info from a more experienced user but anyway this is what I got
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