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Is My Platy Prego or Chunky?

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Is My Platy Prego or Chunky?
Old 03-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
 
Question Is My Platy Prego or Chunky?

:roll Hello!

Well I got Platies about...eh...a month or 2 ago. I have one sunfish, and one red wag platy, and I just added (today) a black calico platy. They are all supposed to be male...though...now that I look closely at the red wag, and can't be certain he's a he...
So my red wag (Boabab) seemed to be chunky from day one. Then more recently I noticed a growth in belly size.

Is it pregnant or just chunky?
I will attach some pictures, please tell me what you think.

I have never breed fish, and it makes me very nervous....what should I do if it is prego. And where can I sell the fry? Because I can not keep them.

Thank you!
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
 
That's a female, and she looks pretty gravid.(pregger) I have seen posts on here where it is said you can sell the babies back to the lfs (local fish store), but I have not tried. I doubt they would take small fry, so you may have to keep them for a while. Then you won't want to sell them.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
 
Dang. OK, thank you.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:19 PM   #4
 
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If you look at your local fish club, you may be able to find some one that wants the babies to feed to their fish. I wouldn't have hopes of selling them, though, depending on your area you may have to give them away.

Also, if you don't want future babies, find her a new home now. The babies will just keep coming. Livebearers can store sperm for 6-9 months after a breeding, so she'll keep dropping even if she's separated from males.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:28 PM   #5
 
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yep i has to to be pregg mine is the same size but it aint pregg mines a male (He is fat as 'Ell )
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