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Old 03-06-2011, 03:24 PM   #1
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How long do female platys store sperm?

I've read that a female platy can store a male's sperm after mating. And can get pregnant more than once after a single encounter with a male. Is this true? If so, for how long?

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Old 03-06-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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Yes they can store the sperm but I'm not sure how long? I know have have had some mollies (very similar) and about 3 weeks after the male died the female started getting big with babies.
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Did she have babies more than once?
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No just that one time.
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:34 PM   #5
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Interesting. I'm asking all this because I'm thinking about breeding some of my platys. But I want to breed a particular male. He has stripes!
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I think it's like 3 months.
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I have read they can have 3-5 pregnancies from one breeding.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #9
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Holy sh**! Really? 3 to 5??
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