Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-24-2011, 11:41 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Magikalgirl79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Windsor, ON, Canada
Posts: 98
Blue platy pregnant but how can I tell when she'll give birth?

She's been mating with one of my male blue platys for well over 24 hours but she's already pregnant. I want to move her to a tank by herself but I'm not sure when to do it and if I should take her away from her mate just yet. Is there a way to tell when she'll give birth?
__________________

__________________
~Magikalgirl79~
Magikalgirl79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 07:10 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magikalgirl79
She's been mating with one of my male blue platys for well over 24 hours but she's already pregnant. I want to move her to a tank by herself but I'm not sure when to do it and if I should take her away from her mate just yet. Is there a way to tell when she'll give birth?
Ok 2 things. 1 I need to see a pic 2 don't take her out just yet
__________________

__________________
GhillieSniper115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 07:24 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Magikalgirl79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Windsor, ON, Canada
Posts: 98
here's a pic of her
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3788180858.jpg
Views:	144
Size:	61.3 KB
ID:	58018  
__________________
~Magikalgirl79~
Magikalgirl79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 07:27 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Magikalgirl79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Windsor, ON, Canada
Posts: 98
And one more
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-445962062.jpg
Views:	186
Size:	62.1 KB
ID:	58019  
__________________
~Magikalgirl79~
Magikalgirl79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 07:28 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Magikalgirl79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Windsor, ON, Canada
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by GhillieSniper115

Ok 2 things. 1 I need to see a pic 2 don't take her out just yet
Pics posted
__________________
~Magikalgirl79~
Magikalgirl79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 07:30 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
GuppyLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 903
Im 90% sure thats a silver molly.

*edit* She is pretty squared off so I would imagine soon.
__________________

GuppyLover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 08:01 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mogurako's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: US, Washington state
Posts: 4,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuppyLover
Im 90% sure thats a silver molly.

*edit* She is pretty squared off so I would imagine soon.
+1 silver Molly.
__________________
Mogurako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 10:40 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Magikalgirl79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Windsor, ON, Canada
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mogurako

+1 silver Molly.
Omg I just googled and she is a silver Molly! Guess the lady told me the wrong info! Are they still live bearers?
__________________
~Magikalgirl79~
Magikalgirl79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 03:44 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
FreshwaterTropical's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 700
Yes mollies are still live bearers. Post a pic of your male?
__________________
FreshwaterTropical is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 04:29 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magikalgirl79

Omg I just googled and she is a silver Molly! Guess the lady told me the wrong info! Are they still live bearers?
All mollies are live bearers I would wait a week
__________________
GhillieSniper115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 05:07 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Magikalgirl79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Windsor, ON, Canada
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreshwaterTropical
Yes mollies are still live bearers. Post a pic of your male?
Here's her mate-he wouldn't leave her alone!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3988041251.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	64.4 KB
ID:	58072  
__________________
~Magikalgirl79~
Magikalgirl79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 05:32 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
AlexPrince's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hereford, uk
Posts: 8
Hi
Mollys and plattys give birth to live fry hence being called live bearers,
The pics look like she is due anytime, you should get a breeding trap to place her in until she delivers as livebearers do have a tendency to eat each others live young/fry.
If you do not use a trap keep a very close eye on the tank for small fry and catch it and put in a separate tank a lot of people will use a glass flower vase with some gravel in the bottom and some water from the tank.
The fry will live happily in there with weekly water changes approx 20% and obviously food until they get big enough to be put in the main tank usually about 4-6 weeks.
You can find a vase or use a breeding trap, or such things as Betta display tanks or Siamese fighter display tanks.
Just don't leave the mother with the young,
Good luck
__________________
AlexPrince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 06:30 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 383
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexPrince
Hi
Mollys and plattys give birth to live fry hence being called live bearers,
The pics look like she is due anytime, you should get a breeding trap to place her in until she delivers as livebearers do have a tendency to eat each others live young/fry.
If you do not use a trap keep a very close eye on the tank for small fry and catch it and put in a separate tank a lot of people will use a glass flower vase with some gravel in the bottom and some water from the tank.
The fry will live happily in there with weekly water changes approx 20% and obviously food until they get big enough to be put in the main tank usually about 4-6 weeks.
You can find a vase or use a breeding trap, or such things as Betta display tanks or Siamese fighter display tanks.
Just don't leave the mother with the young,
Good luck
Yay breeder box!
__________________
GhillieSniper115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 07:13 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Magikalgirl79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Windsor, ON, Canada
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexPrince
Hi
Mollys and plattys give birth to live fry hence being called live bearers,
The pics look like she is due anytime, you should get a breeding trap to place her in until she delivers as livebearers do have a tendency to eat each others live young/fry.
If you do not use a trap keep a very close eye on the tank for small fry and catch it and put in a separate tank a lot of people will use a glass flower vase with some gravel in the bottom and some water from the tank.
The fry will live happily in there with weekly water changes approx 20% and obviously food until they get big enough to be put in the main tank usually about 4-6 weeks.
You can find a vase or use a breeding trap, or such things as Betta display tanks or Siamese fighter display tanks.
Just don't leave the mother with the young,
Good luck
Thanks Alex for your fantastic advice!!! I put my Molly into a smaller 3G tank until she gives birth. And I thank you for explaining how to take care of my fry, as those would have been my next questions! Good to know I can find new homes for some 4-6 weeks after they are born, I'm keeping some of coarse!
__________________
~Magikalgirl79~
Magikalgirl79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 01:31 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
abrahamavelar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: salt lake city utah
Posts: 2,361
Send a message via MSN to abrahamavelar Send a message via Yahoo to abrahamavelar
How do u entice them to breed I think my male platys might be homo they dont even care about females unlike mollies or gupies who act like pervs and molesters
__________________
abrahamavelar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 03:38 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
AlexPrince's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hereford, uk
Posts: 8
Well you won't be able to do much to stop that as they tend to inbreed amongst themselves and eventually the fry do the same lmao
__________________
AlexPrince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 04:17 AM   #17
Daphnia are People Too.
Community Moderator
 
absolutangel04's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 8,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexPrince View Post
Hi
Mollys and plattys give birth to live fry hence being called live bearers,
The pics look like she is due anytime, you should get a breeding trap to place her in until she delivers as livebearers do have a tendency to eat each others live young/fry.
If you do not use a trap keep a very close eye on the tank for small fry and catch it and put in a separate tank a lot of people will use a glass flower vase with some gravel in the bottom and some water from the tank.
The fry will live happily in there with weekly water changes approx 20% and obviously food until they get big enough to be put in the main tank usually about 4-6 weeks.
You can find a vase or use a breeding trap, or such things as Betta display tanks or Siamese fighter display tanks.
Just don't leave the mother with the young,
Good luck
I am going to add that you shouldn't leave the mom in small tank for very long IMO. The OP said they put the molly is 3g tank. Thats fine, but don't leave her in there for more than a couple of days. That tank is small and the mom needs to swim around to really get the process going. Being put into a small tank is stressful for the mom, so if she doesn't drop fry within a couple days, put her back in the display tank for a bit. You can put her in the birthing tank again.
Also, I prefer to keep to my fry in filtered, heated environments. I do know that some people use vases and jars and such. To each his own. I am just going to add that the fry will grow better IMO in warmer water versus in a vase or jar that is unheated.
Another note for the OP, how many mollies do you have? They should be kept in ratios of at 2 females for every male (1m:3f is even better) IMO to avoid stressingthe females too much. The males tend to tbe relentless in pursuing the females, so if you keep several females for every 1 male, the attention is spread out and each female gets a break.
__________________
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, but thankfully they both led to fish stores.
absolutangel04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 07:12 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Magikalgirl79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Windsor, ON, Canada
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by absolutangel04
I am going to add that you shouldn't leave the mom in small tank for very long IMO. The OP said they put the molly is 3g tank. Thats fine, but don't leave her in there for more than a couple of days. That tank is small and the mom needs to swim around to really get the process going. Being put into a small tank is stressful for the mom, so if she doesn't drop fry within a couple days, put her back in the display tank for a bit. You can put her in the birthing tank again.
Also, I prefer to keep to my fry in filtered, heated environments. I do know that some people use vases and jars and such. To each his own. I am just going to add that the fry will grow better IMO in warmer water versus in a vase or jar that is unheated.
Another note for the OP, how many mollies do you have? They should be kept in ratios of at 2 females for every male (1m:3f is even better) IMO to avoid stressingthe females too much. The males tend to tbe relentless in pursuing the females, so if you keep several females for every 1 male, the attention is spread out and each female gets a break.
Sorry I'm new to the site. What does IMO & OP stand for? And I'll take your advice and put her back in the big tank if she hasn't dropped yet. Right now I "think" it's 1 female & 2 males. I say I think because the 1 male is the only one that mates with her. The other big guy will try protecting her but had never pursued her. And I plan on leaving the fry in the 3G, which is filtered and heated, until they are big enough.
__________________
~Magikalgirl79~
Magikalgirl79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 07:14 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Magikalgirl79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Windsor, ON, Canada
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by abrahamavelar
How do u entice them to breed I think my male platys might be homo they dont even care about females unlike mollies or gupies who act like pervs and molesters
Sorry but I didn't encourage them in any way, I looked in the tank one day and they were mating!(& I'm told she's a Molly not a platy which I believed)
__________________
~Magikalgirl79~
Magikalgirl79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 09:57 AM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
abrahamavelar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: salt lake city utah
Posts: 2,361
Send a message via MSN to abrahamavelar Send a message via Yahoo to abrahamavelar
Oh ok thx
__________________

__________________
abrahamavelar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
birth, platy, pregnant

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
move pregnant platy too soon fishman0000 Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 6 10-12-2011 12:38 AM
help i think i have a pregnant platy!!!!!!!!! darling04 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 09-12-2011 05:14 PM
When will my fish give birth? cheezeloverr Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 3 08-07-2011 09:08 PM
pregnant platy! smemtb371409 Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 9 08-05-2011 08:23 PM
Platy pregnant? JimmyA Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 2 07-09-2011 09:43 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.