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Old 04-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #41
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yes! it looks very pregnant to me!
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:11 PM   #42
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I have a red lyretail swordtail looking pretty pregnant right now she has a dark gravid spot and the white tube showing wish i could get a good pic but she's too fast
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:34 PM   #43
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Here are pics from today of the platy guppy and orange swordtail along with ANOTHER pregnant platy and Dalmatian Molly! Tell me what you think!
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #44
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Put the platys in the breeder to get a better pic.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #45
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they all look PREGNANT!
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #46
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they all look PREGNANT!
YES BUT THEYVE BEEN PREGNANT FOR SOOOO LONG AND THERE'S NO BABIES!!!! LOL sorry. I'm getting a bit impatient... :P
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:42 PM   #47
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haha! thats totally fine! they probably will give birth when you arent expecting them to
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Yeah. And then they all get eaten
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yeah. just keep an eye on them and then maybe theyll give birth hopefully
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Hopefully sooner than later
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Can anyone else say whether that look squared off or not?
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YES BUT THEYVE BEEN PREGNANT FOR SOOOO LONG AND THERE'S NO BABIES!!!! LOL sorry. I'm getting a bit impatient... :P
Heehee, I know the feeling ;p Remember though, it takes about 4 weeks for them to give birth. And I'm not sure how platys and mollys look "squared off", but they do look big. Look up some videos on Youtube and that may help. It helped me a ton when I was having my first guppy fry.
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Heehee, I know the feeling ;p Remember though, it takes about 4 weeks for them to give birth. And I'm not sure how platys and mollys look "squared off", but they do look big. Look up some videos on Youtube and that may help. It helped me a ton when I was having my first guppy fry.
Yeah. I know it takes 4 weeks... Thanks I might look up some YouTube videos
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Update: here's a pic from today. I dunno about you but she looks pretty 'squared off' to me...
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Haha... Oops :P *innocent look* lol
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Update: here's a pic from today. I dunno about you but she looks pretty 'squared off' to me...
Wow, she is definitely square alright. It can be hard to describe what it looks like to someone but you know what we meant now!!!. It could be literally any day now. Looks like you could have plenty of fry very soon. I would guess at least 35-40!!. Is her anal area swollen/open, like contracted??
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Wow, she is definitely square alright. It can be hard to describe what it looks like to someone but you know what we meant now!!!. It could be literally any day now. Looks like you could have plenty of fry very soon. I would guess at least 35-40!!. Is her anal area swollen/open, like contracted??
Yay! That's so exciting! I guess I'll put her in the breeder now then? I wouldn't say swollen... But I can see a little white ring around where I'm guessing the babies are going to come out. lol
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Yay! That's so exciting! I guess I'll put her in the breeder now then? I wouldn't say swollen... But I can see a little white ring around where I'm guessing the babies are going to come out. lol
You could try putting her in about an hour before lights out and see how she reacts. Keeping the lights and any bubbler's off, should keep stress to a minimum. If she is really stressed, a trap might not be an option. Offer her some food before or after you put her in. Keeping her well fed will reduce the chances of her eating the fry. If you are lucky enough to see her give birth, offer her food as she is giving birth. I do this with my guppy(s) and they pay no attention to the fry. That ring is a good sign and shows she is very close. I would guess fry within the next day or two!!. If possible, keep the lights off during the day. They usually give birth during the night because the tank is dark, quite and the other fish are dosil. By keeping the lights off during the day, it keeps the tank calm...
Don't pull up a chair and stare at her, you'll put her off...haha
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You could try putting her in about an hour before lights out and see how she reacts. Keeping the lights and any bubbler's off, should keep stress to a minimum. If she is really stressed, a trap might not be an option. Offer her some food before or after you put her in. Keeping her well fed will reduce the chances of her eating the fry. If you are lucky enough to see her give birth, offer her food as she is giving birth. I do this with my guppy(s) and they pay no attention to the fry. That ring is a good sign and shows she is very close. I would guess fry within the next day or two!!. If possible, keep the lights off during the day. They usually give birth during the night because the tank is dark, quite and the other fish are dosil. By keeping the lights off during the day, it keeps the tank calm...
Don't pull up a chair and stare at her, you'll put her off...haha
Lol. Yeah okay I'm turning the lights off now. I usually have them on in the day, but I can keep them off till she gives birth. The only other fish in there now is a betta. I do have one real plant in there, but it'll be fine without lights for a few days even if it's not, I'd rather save the babies I'm just about to feed them now. Thanks for your help!
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Lol. Yeah okay I'm turning the lights off now. I usually have them on in the day, but I can keep them off till she gives birth. The only other fish in there now is a betta. I do have one real plant in there, but it'll be fine without lights for a few days even if it's not, I'd rather save the babies I'm just about to feed them now. Thanks for your help!
Didn't know you had plants, you can use them, just try to keep them to a minimum....
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