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post #1 of 2 Old 04-25-2007, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
Platie prolapse

As expected, my platies are prolific little buggers. I have fry of all different sizes in my tank. One absolutely huge mama fish must have given birth last night, as I have many tiny little fry hiding in my riccia that weren't there yesterday. Mama fish also died. I know platies can die after giving birth, but it looks like she prolapsed in the process. Anyone ever see this before?
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post #2 of 2 Old 04-25-2007, 08:36 PM
Yes, not unusual. Death during and after the birthing process is common among live bearers. I lost a large albino sailfin mollie last week. It does happen.
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