Platy died during birth -

members chatting

Welcome to the

Find the answers to your fish problems or questions here on by using the search box below:

Go Back > Freshwater > Livebearers

Livebearers Discussions about Livebearers.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Age: 31
Posts: 12
Default Platy died during birth

I had a very pregnant platy that was about ready to pop. I saw her swimming around the nook I made for her and within an hour she was dead. I got her out and she had babies sticking out of her halfway. I picked her up and babies came pouring out! There were about 40 in there...all dead. What would cause her to die as well as ALL her fry?
MommaStrode is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-12-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
Inked Princess
OneFishTwoFish's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Age: 27
Posts: 95

Stress can cause them to abort a pregnancy.
If Wishes Were Fishes, We'd All Be Underwater!
OneFishTwoFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 08:57 PM   #3
WaterDragon's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Age: 24
Posts: 67

Personally I have never owned platys, but I've read up on live bearers quite a bit and have had mollies and guppies. But this seems to be a not to rare occurrence, a female dyeing during birth/late in the pregnancy.

Like OneFishTwoFish said, stress is a very likely factor. How large is your tank? Who was your female housed with? Temp? PH?
A little more info is needed to really to understand the cause of death a bit more =3
50 Gallon Bow Front-Community
20 Gallon Long-Cichlids
10 Gallon-Gourami

55 Gallon-Gourami 'Community'
WaterDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 11:16 PM   #4
Posts: n/a

Water Dragon, no offence but in this case its really just a case of death due to stress from birth. Platys are highly stressed out fishes for what ever reason. MommaStrode, you did nothing wrong. the fish wasnt able to handle the birth and it took her life. the babies would have died from suffocation since they were all alive and she was dead.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 04:53 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Age: 31
Posts: 23

awwww this is such a sad post am sorry for your losses , id have cried if it was my fish, as zakk said it does happen alot mainly due to stress of giving birth but not always the reason some times a fry can get stuck coming out sometimes its noticable and u can help them out but if left long enough the female will die along with her fry, go treat yourself to another female and best of luck
Victoria1984 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 09:39 PM   #6
Fishy Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 33

That makes me so sad! I am so sorry. I hate it when my fish die (although it's happened numerous times)
katfemme89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 03:15 PM   #7
Senior Member
konstargirl's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Age: 22
Posts: 229

^Me too. 2 of my fish had already died and all of the platy fry past away. 4 of them had unknown deaths and one died after I siphon it out of the nursery tank

I never had a platy die of giving birth. My platy only gave birth one time and I haven't seen her give birth since nor she doesn't have a really huge belly.
konstargirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
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

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
prego female swordtail died giving birth? jenifermccoy Livebearers 6 03-03-2011 06:16 AM
Platy birth ? Slayer667 Livebearers 5 04-28-2009 03:03 AM
Platy not giving birth...what to do. sarah5775 Livebearers 0 09-20-2008 02:18 AM
Platy ready for birth? CVV1 General Freshwater 3 07-26-2007 09:08 AM
Platy Had Stressful Birth?? PlatyLady Breeding Freshwater Fish 8 12-12-2006 11:56 PM