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Old 07-02-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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Exclamation Is my platy pregnant???

well I have 3 female platies that I got between 1-2 months ago. Anyways one seems to have become like a balloon overnight... do you think she's pregnant, or sick? Yesterday was my day of the week where I dont feed them, so I can imagine she got bloated... but any ideas?
I've read they can hold onto the males sperm for up to 6 months... is this what you think happened?

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Old 07-02-2011, 04:43 PM   #2
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Is it possible for you to get a side shot? Gorgeous platy btw.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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I'll try... she keeps swimming away lol
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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Its always difficult to get a picture of my female platy too, she swims so darn fast lol.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:57 PM   #5
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did the pictures not load? i'll try again sorry!
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:01 PM   #6
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sorry having issues, I have a good side shot, but im just downloading it to photobucket now, I have slow internet
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:02 PM   #7
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The pics loaded, I just can't see her side. ;]
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:10 PM   #8
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ya I just figured that out :P heres her side... the best shot I could get anyways
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:13 PM   #9
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She will probably have been pregnant when you got her. x
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:16 PM   #10
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I'm not liking the almost nonexistent gravid spot, or is that just me? I might be looking at the wrong spot and one of her black spots might be it.
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I tried looking too and couldnt find it... but then I heard sometimes you just cant see it :S ugh
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ya I just figured that out :P heres her side... the best shot I could get anyways
About to drop!!!
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:28 PM   #13
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should I put her in my separate 10 g tank... or no (sorry, question mark key isnt working)

and why did it just seem to happen all overnight
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If you want to keep the babies..They are very good at hiding tho.. Very Hardy. No need for specialcare. Just crumble your fish food well!
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They just seem to get big sometimes.. Maybe you just didn't watch for a few days..!
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Thats what makes me think she isn't, All of the platys (Heck all of the live bearers) never just blew up over night. If she is I think a few days, She isn't totally Squared off yet. I would put her in the 10G, less stressful then putting her in a breeding net.
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Some babies might get eaten by your Betta.
IMO If you WANT babies, just supply stones for hiding.
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should I put her in the separate tank now then... or will she get lonely
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should I put her in the separate tank now then... or will she get lonely
She should be fine! She may have platy fry with her to keep her company soon.
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also, I may just not have noticed her getting bigger... I noticed she was a bit pudgier about a week ago, but thought nothing of it, then didnt really inspect again
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