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Old 04-23-2011, 06:15 AM   #21
 
I don't know, but according to her roundness she doesn't look that pregnant to me, and I'm not seeing the gravid spot vey clearly. Doesn't mean it's not there, it may be more obvious in person, so to speak. When she's ready to give birth, she'll be significantly wider than she or others usually are, as well as her belly protruding significantly from her jawline from side view. She'll look almost as wide from front or rearview as she is top to bottom from sideview, and the rectangular shape will be more toward the back, near the vent. Check out the photo of the orange/red platy on the platy profile page. She looks pregnant to me, but actually doesn't look as pregnant as I've seen some of mine looking. Others have given birth looking less pg than the one in the photo. Keep watching her, separate her if she gets much bigger, and if she seems suddenly smaller/thinner, look for babies. Good luck!
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:35 AM   #22
 
I dont know why you guys kept wasting your time. I have a pair of Dalmatian fish, I just observed they kept on giving birth and always get eaten by the other fish but I never cared because i enjoyed seeing the way they get eaten. One day out of the blue, I saw like 4 extra Dalmatian fishes swimming up to eat the food. They almost looked like young adult.

I was so surprised since I did not even do anything, never changed the water in 6 months, instead I always add water. Now the 4 dalmatian are really growing and swimming about like the rest.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:17 PM   #23
 
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I dont know why you guys kept wasting your time. I have a pair of Dalmatian fish, I just observed they kept on giving birth and always get eaten by the other fish but I never cared because i enjoyed seeing the way they get eaten. One day out of the blue, I saw like 4 extra Dalmatian fishes swimming up to eat the food. They almost looked like young adult.

I was so surprised since I did not even do anything, never changed the water in 6 months, instead I always add water. Now the 4 dalmatian are really growing and swimming about like the rest.

Wasting my time? Im not wasting my time, im using up all my extra time. and having fun with it. I enjoy breeding my fish, some people like you dont but others like me do thank you very much
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:51 PM   #24
 
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I don't know, but according to her roundness she doesn't look that pregnant to me, and I'm not seeing the gravid spot vey clearly. Doesn't mean it's not there, it may be more obvious in person, so to speak. When she's ready to give birth, she'll be significantly wider than she or others usually are, as well as her belly protruding significantly from her jawline from side view. She'll look almost as wide from front or rearview as she is top to bottom from sideview, and the rectangular shape will be more toward the back, near the vent. Check out the photo of the orange/red platy on the platy profile page. She looks pregnant to me, but actually doesn't look as pregnant as I've seen some of mine looking. Others have given birth looking less pg than the one in the photo. Keep watching her, separate her if she gets much bigger, and if she seems suddenly smaller/thinner, look for babies. Good luck!

Okay, ya her gravid spot is pretty large in real life, and my other female that popped out 3 babies without my knowledge didnt change in size at all, thats why i couldnt figure out where they came from, but she was my only female platy at the time(and the babies are looking great :) getting bigger by the second)
and after i got those 3 babies thats when i decided on buying more males and females but i got 1 more male than i wanted thanks to the associate who made a mistake, it was rather late at night so the normal associates that help me in the fish section werent there. And this lady didnt know fish, i even pointed out what 2 fish out of the tank, and there was only 5 and 1 decor in the tank, but she still managed to get 2 males instead of one, but oh well i will live, they are rather pretty males i might say, one even looks to be a platy/sword cross, its bottom half of his tail fin looks slightly longer than the rest, ill try to get a picture later and post. :)
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:09 AM   #25
 
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I dont know why you guys kept wasting your time. I have a pair of Dalmatian fish, I just observed they kept on giving birth and always get eaten by the other fish but I never cared because i enjoyed seeing the way they get eaten. One day out of the blue, I saw like 4 extra Dalmatian fishes swimming up to eat the food. They almost looked like young adult.

I was so surprised since I did not even do anything, never changed the water in 6 months, instead I always add water. Now the 4 dalmatian are really growing and swimming about like the rest.
Are you actually on here bragging about liking to watch your fish eat other fish, and not chaning the water in 6 months? I think that instead of saying we're wasting our time, you need to be using some of your time taking care of your fish appropriately.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:11 AM   #26
 
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Are you actually on here bragging about liking to watch your fish eat other fish, and not chaning the water in 6 months? I think that instead of saying we're wasting our time, you need to be using some of your time taking care of your fish appropriately.


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Old 04-25-2011, 01:15 AM   #27
 
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Okay, ya her gravid spot is pretty large in real life, and my other female that popped out 3 babies without my knowledge didnt change in size at all, thats why i couldnt figure out where they came from, but she was my only female platy at the time(and the babies are looking great :) getting bigger by the second)
and after i got those 3 babies thats when i decided on buying more males and females but i got 1 more male than i wanted thanks to the associate who made a mistake, it was rather late at night so the normal associates that help me in the fish section werent there. And this lady didnt know fish, i even pointed out what 2 fish out of the tank, and there was only 5 and 1 decor in the tank, but she still managed to get 2 males instead of one, but oh well i will live, they are rather pretty males i might say, one even looks to be a platy/sword cross, its bottom half of his tail fin looks slightly longer than the rest, ill try to get a picture later and post. :)
Well, you're the one onsite, so go with what you think is best. If you want to be sure to save all the babies, separate her sooner rather than later. On the other hand, if you are using a net breeder to separate her in the tank, leaving her in for more than a few hours might stress her out.

What do others think?

By the way, I have 18 new guppy fry. I've been watching one of my girls, and I noticed yesterday she was at the top of the water near a plant, not moving much. Then I noticed a tiny fry down below her. I chased her around the tank for a few minutes to get her into the net breeder, then moved her and her fry (at the time about 12) to a roughly 2g plastic/rubbermaid-type container. I put her back in the main tank when she appeared to be done, and counted 20 babies. In moving them to my filtered, cycled 3g I accidentally killed one . I think it got caught between the net and the side or bottom of the container. I decided I'd give it to one of my bettas, and gave the other betta one also, and kept 18. They're so tiny!
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:19 AM   #28
 
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Sword/platy?

What do you think?
my males tank with these 2 looking like swords/platies. one looking like it more than the other is
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:23 AM   #29
 
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Well, you're the one onsite, so go with what you think is best. If you want to be sure to save all the babies, separate her sooner rather than later. On the other hand, if you are using a net breeder to separate her in the tank, leaving her in for more than a few hours might stress her out.

What do others think?

By the way, I have 18 new guppy fry. I've been watching one of my girls, and I noticed yesterday she was at the top of the water near a plant, not moving much. Then I noticed a tiny fry down below her. I chased her around the tank for a few minutes to get her into the net breeder, then moved her and her fry (at the time about 12) to a roughly 2g plastic/rubbermaid-type container. I put her back in the main tank when she appeared to be done, and counted 20 babies. In moving them to my filtered, cycled 3g I accidentally killed one . I think it got caught between the net and the side or bottom of the container. I decided I'd give it to one of my bettas, and gave the other betta one also, and kept 18. They're so tiny!

Idk i just looked at her and her tummy is starting to drop lower, but my molly did that tto me the other day so i put her in the net breeder and nothing, so i took her out today, still has a big belly but not as big as the other day, i think its cause she ate quite a big of my Brine shrip and flake food mix i fed them that day, but i know she still much be pregnant, just not all the way there, im keeping a close eye on the both of them. and laughing at how fat my egglayers are from all their eggs.
Sorry to hear you lost 2. Cna you post pictures of how small they are? Would love to see them! and watch them with you as they grow!
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:25 AM   #30
 
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Idk i just looked at her and her tummy is starting to drop lower, but my molly did that tto me the other day so i put her in the net breeder and nothing, so i took her out today, still has a big belly but not as big as the other day, i think its cause she ate quite a big of my Brine shrip and flake food mix i fed them that day, but i know she still much be pregnant, just not all the way there, im keeping a close eye on the both of them. and laughing at how fat my egglayers are from all their eggs.
Sorry to hear you lost 2. Cna you post pictures of how small they are? Would love to see them! and watch them with you as they grow!
My female molly has looked intermittently pregnant for the last two or three weeks - round and fat one day, slimmer the next, etc. I don't know if she's pregnant at all. I've heard that silver lyretail molly males are infertile, and that's the only male molly in the tank. I know guppies can breed with mollies, but since there are several female guppies, it's not likely that they would go after the molly. I am sure my swordtail female is pregnant, but she's not as fat in proportion to her length as the platys get, so I'm not sure when she'll drop. Swordtails tend to be slimmer than platys when not pregnant, so she may never be that fat in proportion. I'm just watching and waiting. I don't have anyplace to separate her, or anyplace for her fry to grow up, since I already have about 150 fry, total, so unless some make it in the main tank, it really doesn't matter this time. Maybe after the current fry grow up and go to the pet store I'll raise some of her fry.

I did take a bunch of pictures of all my tanks Monday evening, and if I have time later I will post them. I also have videos, but since I'm not on youtube I can't post those here. If you'd like to check out some pictures of my current fry when they were tiny, as well as some older pictures and videos of various tanks (and my cat), you could see them at Pictures by amthyst123 - Photobucket.
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