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Old 10-25-2020, 07:56 PM   #1
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Does size matter???

Hello. I am trying to breed platy on purpose. (I've done it accidentally before). I thought I'd start with 1 male and 2 female. The male I liked the most seemed to have a very small gonopodium. The guy at the pet store said it didn't look damaged, just small.🙄 will he still be able to breed? Anyone had this situation before?
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Males and females seem to make the babies. I would bet money - not too much because I don't usually do that, lol.

Heck he might grow. Often there are males which develop more slowly when there are many males giving off hormones in a limited space. If the males were kept separately they had lots of hormones concentrated there.
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Thanks! He was in a tank with a bunch of males. He is now in a 20 gallon with his two Lady Fish. He seem to chase them around quite a bit maybe that will help to get things growing and going.
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With all the chasing, it sounds like you are halfway there! Even if he hits the target half the time, you will still get babies.

Had remembered an article mentioning this, when looking it up found this one just for curiosity's sake...
https://phys.org/news/2016-05-genita...rfor-fish.html
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Perfect!!! Thank you so much! This is just what I needed��
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