Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-26-2014, 06:23 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
blackmoor311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 49
Platy keeps popping out fry with no other platys in tank?!?

Hello, this has happened 5 times now, she has given birth to 5 fry without any other platys to breed with...it is really strange and it is hard to take care of all the babies, last time I had fry one was too smal so a bigger one at it. So what is going on. She is housed with her 4 larger fry, 3 scissortail tetras, a dwarf gourami and an upside down catfish.Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1393457654.461326.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	177.2 KB
ID:	224942Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1393457703.983745.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	231.7 KB
ID:	224945Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1393457724.663096.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	247.2 KB
ID:	224947Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1393457745.558489.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	217.7 KB
ID:	224949 sorry for the blurry pics...

__________________
blackmoor311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 07:44 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 329
Platys, and most livebearers can store sperm for eight to ten months so in theory she can keep producing for that length of time.
__________________
cfosgate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
blackmoor311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 49
How will I tell if she in going to give birth soon, she only gives 1-2 fry
__________________
blackmoor311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 09:40 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
bettarelm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 31
When its stomach gets big again and ovipositor becomes more visible.
__________________
bettarelm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 09:57 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
blackmoor311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 49
Ok thanks guys
__________________
blackmoor311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 10:17 PM   #6
Great white snark
 
DragonFish71's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 6,562
Quote:
Originally Posted by bettarelm View Post
When its stomach gets big again and ovipositor becomes more visible.
That's only for egg layers.
__________________
Jamie.... "The fingers of natural selection are hovering over the delete button."
AA community rules: https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ork&page=rules

AA ToS
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/misc.php?do=sknetwork&page=tos
DragonFish71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 10:20 PM   #7
Great white snark
 
DragonFish71's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 6,562
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackmoor311 View Post
How will I tell if she in going to give birth soon, she only gives 1-2 fry
If you look by her anal fin when her stomach starts getting large again, you will notice a darker patch. This will get bigger as she gets closer to giving birth. The bottom of her stomach will also become less round and more flattened. \_/ Somewhat like that.
__________________
Jamie.... "The fingers of natural selection are hovering over the delete button."
AA community rules: https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ork&page=rules

AA ToS
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/misc.php?do=sknetwork&page=tos
DragonFish71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fry, platy, platys, tan, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Something popping out of live rock Chrislal38 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 2 07-26-2013 12:01 AM
Fish's eyeball is popping out? dragonflyher Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 03-11-2013 05:08 PM
Free: (Trenton,MI) Platys - Blue Platys & Red Wag Platys Ritter101 Archive 6 03-17-2012 08:13 PM
Platys eat other platy :( Fishie Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 01-09-2012 01:02 PM
yellow tang eye popping out mistermismatch Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 1 03-11-2011 09:02 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.