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Old 07-06-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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Preggo platy? HELP!

Hi. I'm new to this fish stuff and my platy has been swimming with the males as her tummy has been getting bigger. I can see a gravid spot and i think she is pregnant. HELP PLEASE!
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:18 PM   #3
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Well I don't really know If she is pregnant or not. I need opinions. I moved her into a 1 gallon tank I had my betta in just incase.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:29 PM   #4
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It's hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like it could be possible.
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If she is in with males, she is pregnant. She looks pretty hefty.
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Alright, if she is, how long do you think it could be until I see fry?
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:32 PM   #7
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I had her with 2 males. What a dumb idea. They were following her around and fighting.... Over her probably. That's when she got bigger. So, I moved her into a different tank so they wouldn't fight.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:52 PM   #8
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My opinion I would get a bigger tank, like a 5 -10gallon. That way she isnt stressed out in a 1 gallon, Id think thats toooo small. and if she has her babies in the new tank they need room as well because she can can have MANY. like 10-30 I was told.
We just set up a 10 gallon last nigjt because a few of our platies are expecting so we can put them in the new tank until they have their babies then can go back into their 29 g tank.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:11 PM   #9
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I could try... Or maybe get a few more females so the males won't fight. Then when she's ready, I could get a breeder thing and put her in there when she's ready. I have a 10 gallon tank.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:14 PM   #10
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From what i have read you are supposed to have 3 females to ever male.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:16 PM   #11
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Yeah... I think I'll get 3 more females or something. I don't have much room in my tank. I just got it, too.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:18 PM   #12
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I have one male and four females. He went through his "hey im gonna chase you all day and make love to you" phase and now he just kinda hang out with them. If you have only one female it will exhaust her.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:27 PM   #13
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Okay. I have 2 Males. So I need, like, 3 more females? How long should it be until I can be expecting fry?
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:33 PM   #14
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if you have 2 males you should have six females lol. To lighten the load i got four females but then my males went crazy and wouldn't stop fighting over them, eventually i had to give up one of the males.
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i think it takes a couple months for fry to be born, but you'll know when they are ready. They get HUGE and will keep to themselves.
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Wow. Lol. That's a lot... I have 4 neon tetras and 3 Platys... If I got 5 more females I would probably need to get another tank. I don't have very much space left.
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Like i said that's just what i have read. If you get a couple females you should probablly be fine.
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Okay. I'll google it. Lol
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Usually about 28 days until birth. I guess I need to go to petsmart soon. Lol.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:03 PM   #20
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Just grab a breeder net, it suctions to the tank. Thats where my molly fry live.
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