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post #1 of 5 Old 12-08-2008, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
When To Move Prego Platy Into Breeding Trap Need to Know ASAP Please

I have a pregnant platy. She is fat and her gravid spot is very visible. She is hiding a lot and when she comes out she is "gasping for air" continuously. Is there a tell-tale sign when a platy is right ready to give birth? I have read that the "gasping for air" thing could be.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-09-2008, 09:38 PM
How fat?
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-10-2008, 03:17 PM
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I would move her if you feel like she will give birt h today or tomorrow which it sounds like she will.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-14-2008, 05:39 PM
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I know with guppies their bellies take on a squarish shape right before they drop. I am guessing it is the same with all livebearers.

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-15-2008, 09:00 PM
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The squaring up is not the same with all livebearers but is true of platies and the more common livebearers.
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