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post #1 of 7 Old 03-24-2010, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Platy giving birth as we type!!!!

Ok, well she is giving birth... but she ate like 2/2 babies I SAW... one I saw her push it out and 2 seconds after she ate it... :/ i was so mad... my little drop down spots not working rightttt... D: And im mad she'd eat her baby... even tho its normal.... eating it right after u pop it out... :/

But she looks huge and i see tons of eyes in her stomach so im watching her like a hawk. Gonna catch each one she pops out and move it...

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-24-2010, 08:14 PM
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I can totally relate---my Oreo Platy ate all but 2, but at least I have them!
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-24-2010, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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She's giving birth really slowly... :/ I feel like im worrying too much about her/her babies and freaking her out :( So stressful idk what to do to save her from eating her babies... so I put her in one of the store bought breeder box... but its kinda small :/

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-24-2010, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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:'( I hate myself. One of the babies did get out and I was chasing it to catch it and it went by the filter and disappeared.

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-25-2010, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Mehh, maybe she had her babies too early. About 2/3 were born dead. :/ About 14 were alive and seemed healthy, though. I'm afraid some might have gotten out of the breeder box, or they are hiding the little ball of java moss I put int he breeder box, but I only see around 6-7 so we'll see.

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-25-2010, 02:52 PM
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good luck....i know if the most and the fry are born dead then the alive ones dont usually do so good :(...but good luck anyway :):):)

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post #7 of 7 Old 03-25-2010, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hmm, I counted about 15-16 in the breeder box... I moved them to a net breeder box so they for sure wouldn't get out (but apparently i had no problems with the other one!), and then I caught 2 more swimming around my tank. She took likeee 7 hours to give birth all the way, and by the time I had to go to bed I think she still had a few more... so I let her out... Idk how she took so long. :S But by around 6 hours in she start really popping them out. :/ Sadly, about 3 to 1 were dead... it was so sad :/ idk it must be my fault somehow... Anyways, bumblebee platy is due tomorrow... not sure though, she's really difficult to tell. But I'd really like some more bumblebee platy babies. :) The one that I had that was almost full black died somehow. Guess they can't all live...

But also I wish platies were vegetarians T.T I saw one platy get out of the box and was swimming by my sword plant and got gobbled up by my red wag platy. :S

I think I have enough baby fish though maybe I should let nature takes its course... 40ish in my 44g tank.

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