05-20-2010, 01:55 PM
| || | platy and "fancy guppy" pregnacy questions
hi there so i got some platies and a few fancy guppies (or mollys?) for dither fishies for my gld nugget pleco. I also got a huge snail to help clean things up. so here is where there are questions. So one yellow and black "platie" is very big, and it has that "stained glass window" blackish spot by her butt, so i was told the bigger and darker the "spot" the closer to birth. TRUE???? Also 2 fancy guppies are big too. unfortunately there were originally 3 pregnant guppies, one was small, must have been her first pregnancy. the day she stopped eatign and i was told that was a sign she was going into labor, she died. she was very small tho, and was told some first timers just dont make it. the other 2 i have in separate nets (breeder nets). they dont like being in the nets, but i am unsure the babies when born would get away from the gold nugget, or the males, or unpregnant fishies. How long will they take to give birth? how long should i leave them in the nets if no birth has happened, and they seem unhappy?? how do i know when to re net them if they are in nets too soon? i will attach photos of the 3. any help greatly appreciated. i have never ever had guppies, mollys, or platys before. neither have i had to closely watch for babies.