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Males and females in different tanks?
Old 04-21-2011, 01:41 AM   #11
 
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here are my fish, you can obviously tell what 2 guppies are my males, and then the red platy with black fins is my male platy the other 2 are my females
the yellowish female it is hard to see her gravid spot if she isnt swimming the right way when your looking at her
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:15 AM   #12
 
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I dont have ant guppy fry yet, but ill post some pictures so you guys can maybe tell me how much longer till do get fry from any of my fish, just give me a moment or 2
Actually my comment about guppy fry was in response to Las Cholinas Cichlids. She said she had guppy fry that she'd had for about 3 weeks, and that were about 2 weeks when she got them, and they weren't starting to show color.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:18 PM   #13
 
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@alysalouise... those are some very handsome cobra male guppies!!! I could kick myself for not buying any when my petsmart got them in last week, as there all gone when I went back this week.

@amythest123... Yeah, I am just guessing at their age when I got them, so I cant be sure. But the largest of the 3 remaining (there was originally 6), I think it is a male, and look like he might be a phantom as he looks to be getting a black tail in. I noticed the 2nd largest seems to have a bright yellow coloring on the tail (so possibly a laserbeam/yellow). The third is still much smaller in size compared to the other two. The largest is about... (hold on, walking to tank with measureing tape)... the largest is just short of an inch from head to tip of tail...the smallest is under 1/2", and the middle one is almost 3/4". The largest is kind of a bully and likes to chase the others around all the time. If it is viewable to sex at this point i cant, as my eyesight isnt that great, so I will have to wait until they are much larger and more colored and formed. On the other thread where we were talking about my new 15 gallon tank, I had just said I would move them when they were 3/4"-1", but after seeing just how small that size really is, I will be holding off as they still just look like tiny fry to me.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:49 PM   #14
 
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@alysalouise... those are some very handsome cobra male guppies!!! I could kick myself for not buying any when my petsmart got them in last week, as there all gone when I went back this week.

@amythest123... Yeah, I am just guessing at their age when I got them, so I cant be sure. But the largest of the 3 remaining (there was originally 6), I think it is a male, and look like he might be a phantom as he looks to be getting a black tail in. I noticed the 2nd largest seems to have a bright yellow coloring on the tail (so possibly a laserbeam/yellow). The third is still much smaller in size compared to the other two. The largest is about... (hold on, walking to tank with measureing tape)... the largest is just short of an inch from head to tip of tail...the smallest is under 1/2", and the middle one is almost 3/4". The largest is kind of a bully and likes to chase the others around all the time. If it is viewable to sex at this point i cant, as my eyesight isnt that great, so I will have to wait until they are much larger and more colored and formed. On the other thread where we were talking about my new 15 gallon tank, I had just said I would move them when they were 3/4"-1", but after seeing just how small that size really is, I will be holding off as they still just look like tiny fry to me.

I didnt know what they were, haha i got them from a fish store that had like hunderes of tanks set up haha, and they had like 4 big tanks, probably 30gallons of just guppies, 2 female tanks 2 male tanks, and the person that helped me made sure i got the prettiest and healthiest males

hopefull my females will throw some real pretty ones fromt those 2 males and maybe i could find people to sell them to
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:19 PM   #15
 
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Hmm...that's a lot in one tank to try and breed on purpose.

What temp is the tank set to? As the minnows and the rest have different temp needs. The minnows like 65-72F while the rest appreciate a higher temp between 74-78F. There are no overlaps therefore housing them together long term wont work as the minnows will live a shorter life in warmer waters. And surely the minnows wont want to breed in warm temps from my understanding.

Well, you have the fry food already, that's good. If you already have platy fry why do you think the male has no interest in the females?
Actually i am thinking of getting another 55 gallon tank, i have a friend that will give it to me for free, but i would have to find some people who are giving away rocks, decor, heater, filter, and lights.... And then i am thinking about going back to my high school i dropped out of to go ask my shop teacher if i can spend some days after school welding together some stands since i have no stands at all as it is. im currently using my dresser for my 14 gallon, my chest for my 29 gallon, and the old dinner table for my 55 gallon i already have, so i kinda have no space in my room anymore, but i think if i built some metal stands it would take up less space, i would build my 29 gallon stand so i have room under it to keep my chest, and possibly my chest will hold my 14 gallon, so then i only would have to build 2 more stands both would be 55 gallon stands
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:31 PM   #16
 
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I didnt know what they were, haha i got them from a fish store that had like hunderes of tanks set up haha, and they had like 4 big tanks, probably 30gallons of just guppies, 2 female tanks 2 male tanks, and the person that helped me made sure i got the prettiest and healthiest males

hopefull my females will throw some real pretty ones fromt those 2 males and maybe i could find people to sell them to
Yeah, cobra is just a term for the color pattern and pallet. Like Laserbeam is for a specific yellow, phantom for half black, turq for the blue/green ones...and so on.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:11 AM   #17
 
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here are my fish, you can obviously tell what 2 guppies are my males, and then the red platy with black fins is my male platy the other 2 are my females
the yellowish female it is hard to see her gravid spot if she isnt swimming the right way when your looking at her
I meant to answer this last night, but somehow it got lost in the shuffle. You do have beautiful males. The cobra pattern of coloration is best shown in your second to last photo. He is gorgous! I've heard the pattern of the other male's tail described as "grass." I've read explanations about why, but I don't recall them.

As for your question about how soon to expect fry, I'd say none of the females in your photos are very close to giving birth. The one who looks closest is the Tequila Sunrise guppy girl. I'd say she may be a few days to a week or so from birthing. When she's ready, she'll look like she's going to burst. From the front, she will look like a fat whale, and from the side, her belly will be bulging considerably, from right behind her chin. Her gravid spot will be bigger and darker, and you may see shiny baby eyes through her skin. She may separate herself from her tankmates - mine tend to go to corners near the surface, and/or in or near plants. She may not seem interested in food, and she may rock from side to side slightly when swimming - sort of like the waddle of a very pregnant woman. All of these things will be true for your other guppies and the platys as they get close to giving birth. The biggest difference I see in the two species, in terms of pregnancy and birth, is that the gravid spots are visible in female guppies from a few weeks after birth, whereas the gravid spot doesn't become really obvioius in platys until part way through the pregnancy.

By the way, female guppies give off a pheromone for the first 24 hours after giving birth, to let the males know they are again "available," so to speak. If you notice your males chasing one of the females very closely and persistently, especially if they are "double-teaming" her, you may have missed the birth, so start looking for fry!

Good luck with them, and I look forward to seeing pictures of the babies.

Edit: I love your platys, too. Your mickey mouse has the most round mickey mouse spots I've ever seen, and I like the color combo.

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Old 04-22-2011, 02:31 PM   #18
 
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I meant to answer this last night, but somehow it got lost in the shuffle. You do have beautiful males. The cobra pattern of coloration is best shown in your second to last photo. He is gorgous! I've heard the pattern of the other male's tail described as "grass." I've read explanations about why, but I don't recall them.

As for your question about how soon to expect fry, I'd say none of the females in your photos are very close to giving birth. The one who looks closest is the Tequila Sunrise guppy girl. I'd say she may be a few days to a week or so from birthing. When she's ready, she'll look like she's going to burst. From the front, she will look like a fat whale, and from the side, her belly will be bulging considerably, from right behind her chin. Her gravid spot will be bigger and darker, and you may see shiny baby eyes through her skin. She may separate herself from her tankmates - mine tend to go to corners near the surface, and/or in or near plants. She may not seem interested in food, and she may rock from side to side slightly when swimming - sort of like the waddle of a very pregnant woman. All of these things will be true for your other guppies and the platys as they get close to giving birth. The biggest difference I see in the two species, in terms of pregnancy and birth, is that the gravid spots are visible in female guppies from a few weeks after birth, whereas the gravid spot doesn't become really obvioius in platys until part way through the pregnancy.

By the way, female guppies give off a pheromone for the first 24 hours after giving birth, to let the males know they are again "available," so to speak. If you notice your males chasing one of the females very closely and persistently, especially if they are "double-teaming" her, you may have missed the birth, so start looking for fry!

Good luck with them, and I look forward to seeing pictures of the babies.

Edit: I love your platys, too. Your mickey mouse has the most round mickey mouse spots I've ever seen, and I like the color combo.
Thank you :) i love my teal colored male best :) his pattern all throughout his body is my favorite.
Sadly i lost a female guppy last night, so i will have to return her to the pet store for another one..
Ans i also went and bought 7 more platys..... One that has a fin of a male looks to have a gravid spot???

Here are pictures, the more clear one you can see that he is a male, the other one you can slightly see his "gravidspot" if thats what it is.... or it may be just part of his coloring?

Also lost one of the females i picked up last night, so will be returning her....
Currently i have all my male fish in my 14 gallon, and my females are in the 29 gallon. Did finally do the swap. decided to transfer the rest of my salt water fish into my 55 gallon last night so i set up my 14 as my male inviroment. used 7 gallons of the 29 gallon tank, and then the other 5 or 6 gallons was new treated water so i dont have an amonia spike. and used the rocks and decor out of my 29 gallon, plus a new fake plant i picked up last night
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:45 PM   #19
 
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How pregnant?

And can you guys tell me how far along this blue Platy female is? she has by far the largest gravid spot in all my fish, and her tummy looks rather square
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:05 PM   #20
 
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Pregnant platy?

You can really see her gravid spot in this one I just took
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