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post #1 of 10 Old 06-16-2012, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hi ! I purchased a Blue moon platy early in April and I have noticed that its stomach has been growing. I did some research and confirmed it does have a gravid spot. It looks like the stomach is square. I need to know is it pregnant and how do I care for/ prepare for the fry. I also know that I have anther platy that IS male and they chase each other around alot. Thanks!


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post #2 of 10 Old 06-16-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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I also have 2 catfish that are 2 inches lng and i think that mat be a proublem.

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post #3 of 10 Old 06-16-2012, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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post #4 of 10 Old 06-16-2012, 11:46 PM
well she deff looks prego...any wired acting like staying in one spot for a while,slow swimming?
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-16-2012, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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She is swimming away from the male and when she gets away from him she does slowly swim around mainly by the heater and the planted area of my tank.
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She is swimming away from the male and when she gets away from him she does slowly swim around mainly by the heater and the planted area of my tank.
yup she preggo...try keeping the male in a seprate tank.he will just stress her out.and turn the heat up to about 80 she will like the heat.but do it slowly.1 degree per hour.
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post #7 of 10 Old 06-17-2012, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Ok I will do that and 1 more question I have 2 pictus catfish that are about 2 inches long is there any chance that they will eat all of the babies?? I check whenever I get a chance which is alot ( maybe once an hour ) I won't be two upset if they eat some not all and I do have a breeding net cage thing I bought at my LFS for 5 dollars. Should I put the platy in that or will it stress her out??
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post #8 of 10 Old 06-17-2012, 11:17 AM
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Ok I will do that and 1 more question I have 2 pictus catfish that are about 2 inches long is there any chance that they will eat all of the babies?? I check whenever I get a chance which is alot ( maybe once an hour ) I won't be two upset if they eat some not all and I do have a breeding net cage thing I bought at my LFS for 5 dollars. Should I put the platy in that or will it stress her out??
i have mine now it the basket but they dont really move..aka lack of space.id go to wallmart and get there 10 gallon tank for about 12 bucks and put a heater and filter in it with some rock.
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-17-2012, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks my platys gravid spot has darkened and she is ALOT less active so I hope I can get some healthy fry.

My Tanks and Fish -

72 Gallon -

2 Dominoe Damsels
2 Talibut's Damsels
3 True Percula Clownfish
1 Bulb Anemone
6 Snails
1 Hermit Crab
3 Crabs
1 Zoanthid Coral Colony

29 Gallon -

3 Candy Cane Tetras
3 Longfin Serpea Tetra
5 Glofish
2 Blue Moon Platys
2 Tiger Barbs
2 Pictus Catfish
1 Bristlenose Plecostomus
2 Olive Snails

Breeding Set-up -

3 - 10 Gallon Tanks
1 - 5.5 Gallon Tank
(cycling)
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-26-2012, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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My platy gave birth to one fry so far I just noticed when I was going to feed them!!! :D

My Tanks and Fish -

72 Gallon -

2 Dominoe Damsels
2 Talibut's Damsels
3 True Percula Clownfish
1 Bulb Anemone
6 Snails
1 Hermit Crab
3 Crabs
1 Zoanthid Coral Colony

29 Gallon -

3 Candy Cane Tetras
3 Longfin Serpea Tetra
5 Glofish
2 Blue Moon Platys
2 Tiger Barbs
2 Pictus Catfish
1 Bristlenose Plecostomus
2 Olive Snails

Breeding Set-up -

3 - 10 Gallon Tanks
1 - 5.5 Gallon Tank
(cycling)
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