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Old 01-04-2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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okay, my platy is looking big. Bigger than my other ones. is it pregnant? And its a clear platy so maybe if you gave me something to look for i could confirm pregnancy or not. Thanks!!!!!
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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Probally so. They breed really easy. The platy will get pretty plump & they'll have a dark gravid spot by their anal fin. When she's ready to give birth her belly will be quite boxxy shaped check out the profiles I'll get a link in a second I had written one on platies and also search on google and you'll be able to find tons of info on 'em.
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Old 01-04-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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Yeah if shes clear you should be able to see her gravid spot well...she should have little black dots behind her belly...eyes...also she may act a little different instead of swimming with others she may stay down beside some plants.
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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okay thanks, umm, what do i do with all the babies. i am 13 and have no money!!! I dont want the babies to die;(
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:23 PM   #5
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Ok here's the easiest thing. Go to a petstore and get a breeding trap only cost like not even $5.00. I would get the one with a V-shape seperator. Put the platy in here, they stay pregnant from 20-40 days usually 28. So when her stomach gets boxy put her in their. Once she releases the babies immediately remove her from the trap along with the seperator. You won't need to feed the babies for 24hours. You can buy a product called Liquifry or Wardley Small Fry which are liquid foods or Hikari Fist Bites which is a powder. What I do for my livebearers is feed them Wardley small fry for the first week then crush up flakes in a baggie and feed them to babies
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Old 01-05-2006, 05:13 PM   #6
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okay thanks. How many babies do they have? Ive read less than 20 usually. Are they easy to care for? What should i do with them when fully grown?
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It depends on how big & how old & 1st batch or whatnot. If it is its first birth probally not over 20. They are easy to care for. Once they get bigger I'm sure there is a LFS 'round you that would take them. They wouldn't give you money probally not even storecredit but if you enjoyed raising them it wont really matter to give 'em away for free.
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okay i have a friend who would like some
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Old 01-07-2006, 10:58 AM   #9
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Today i am getting supplies so i have have them ready at birth!!!
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:37 PM   #10
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I got a penn plax 4-way breeder tank and hikari first bites. Are the babies small enough to fit through the small slits on the bottom? And can someone find a pic of a platy ready to give birth for me please??? thanks!!!
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She is starting to poop white stuff is this a sign of anything??
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Old 01-09-2006, 04:47 PM   #12
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she gave birth to one fry. i noticed it this morning. she is still plump and her gravid spot looks different then earlier today.
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You know quite possibly she will eat the fry. So if you just want to keep a couple of them just leave her in your big tank with the other fish and keep a couple of them in the breeder net till they are big enough not to get eaten. Keep watching her. After this batch of fry she will have another batch in a few months, then another lol.
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i found another i seperated her from the big tank because two males were chasing her.
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Old 01-14-2006, 12:31 PM   #15
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i have three now and i am happy they eat and swim around alot in the net!!!!!
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