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Old 09-30-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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My platy gave birth!!!!!!!!

My platy gave birth and now i have 1 baby and the platy is laying down on the ground. What should i do? My tank isn't cycled yet. With the platy in the tank is a guppy. HELP

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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Leave her be. She will either die or have a slow recovery in an uncycled tank. You should(if you can) go to your lfs and get a breeders box, net the baby and put it in the box. Even if your platy doesn't make it ( she probably will make it seeing that they are hardy fish) you could still watch the baby grow!
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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So do i put the giving birth platy in the box?
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:05 PM   #4
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No put the fry in the breeding net.
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I don't have a breeding net. I have a breeding box.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:07 PM   #6
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Guess you could use that. Are you close to a store you could go buy the net? I just think the nets are better for water circulation.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
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My platy hasn't given birth for awhile.
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My platy hasn't given birth for awhile.
Ok. So what are you saying? Think I'm confused now.
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when should i remove her from the box?
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:41 PM   #10
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #11
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when should i remove her from the box?
No one said to put her (mother) in the box.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:53 PM   #12
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She may have only had one so far. She may be filling out ( breathing heavy ) and is still in labor. If you can catch the fry and put them in the breeder box. Until you can get a breeder net. Is there any other fish in the tank?
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Gilling not filling... Stupid iPhone
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I have only seen one fry and i can't find it anymore. I removed the platy from the box.
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Did you put the fry in the box?
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The box has holes so the fry will get out. I can't find the fry.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:57 PM   #17
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Ya it prolly got eaten. . If there is a chance she will be pregnant again go buy a breeders net they are only like $5 and will protect the fry from being eaten.
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It could be hiding too they can hide well but don't be surprised if it did or does get eaten.
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I hope it is just hiding.
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I hope it is just hiding.
Me too.
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