How long do female platys store sperm?

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Mar 6, 2011
I've read that a female platy can store a male's sperm after mating. And can get pregnant more than once after a single encounter with a male. Is this true? If so, for how long?
Yes they can store the sperm but I'm not sure how long? I know have have had some mollies (very similar) and about 3 weeks after the male died the female started getting big with babies.
Interesting. :) I'm asking all this because I'm thinking about breeding some of my platys. But I want to breed a particular male. He has stripes!
Here he is.


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I have read they can have 3-5 pregnancies from one breeding.
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