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post #1 of 14 Old 04-11-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Question How to tell if my platy is pregnant

Hi I got two female platies and one male about 2 weeks ago. I had one random fry that died because of an accident, but my female looks fat. I don't know if I'm just imagining it, or if she's actually pregnant. How fat are they when they're actually pregnant. Also, people talk about a "gravid" spot or something. How big is that when they're pregnant?
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-11-2012, 08:50 PM
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This is a picture of a guppy, but the gravid spot looks similar to this (the dark spot behind her anal fin)




Something smells fishy


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post #3 of 14 Old 04-11-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Oh okay, so it's more on their side?
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post #4 of 14 Old 04-11-2012, 08:58 PM
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It's just behind their belly. Can you post a picture?




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post #5 of 14 Old 04-11-2012, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I can try, but I can't get any good ones. I'm also still figuring this whole thing out, so I'll have to figure out how to do it. I can probs do it tomorrow. But she basically looks plump, to describe it in a word. :) If you look at the post, "look at my pregnant platy please" she's way fatter than that.

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post #6 of 14 Old 04-11-2012, 09:03 PM
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Well I had a molly that was pregnant but pretty much maintained the same weight, so maybe she's just overweight. Chances are though that she probably is pregnant...just because she's a live bearer and they tend to do that kind of thing a lot.




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post #7 of 14 Old 04-11-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, thanks so much! I'll try to post a pic tomorrow...
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post #8 of 14 Old 04-12-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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One baby as of five minutes ago! :)
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post #9 of 14 Old 04-12-2012, 04:18 PM
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she's pregnant!
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post #10 of 14 Old 04-12-2012, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Haha thanks. :)
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