Originally Posted by adamfalkofske
7 weeks? Wow. Okay.. I guess I'll keep waiting
I have been breeding guppies, mollies and Platy
's for a long time now and not once have I ever had a Platy
go for 7 weeks so not quite sure where Dragon got that from! No offense just must of gotten some bad intel somewhere. The longest one of my Platy
's has gone is 30 days. Their gestational period is just 28 days the same with mollys and then guppies are 20-22 days.
To me she doesn't look very pregnant. When she goes into the light and you said you can see the little translucent balls with black spots those are her eggs with the fry starting to form. Once Platy
's do get pregnant they get super fat super fast. And that is just because they eat everything they possibly can. I would say cut back a little on how much you feed them because you don't want them to get dropsy.
Have you noticed any change in her bathroom habits? If she is going long stringy clear poops then she is constipated. I would suggest even if not you can do this because I do this on all my tanks once a week to make sure all of my fish stay regular. On their next feeding instead of giving then flakes or pellets give them peas. I buy the cheapest bag of frozen peas at the grocery store bring them home put a couple in a little container with some water in it them microwave them for about 30 seconds. Then run them under cold water until they are cool. Squeeze them lightly to pop out the insides and toss the shells because they can't eat those. Then mush them just a little so that there are several pieces that they can eat (fit in their mouths). That will get her to go if she is having that issue and getting fatter because she can't go on top of being pregnant.
I do think though if at all she is in the early stages of pregnancy from those pictures you posted. Since she is light colored when the eyes of the fry start to show you will see them for sure. Then also when she is ready to drop you will see her gravid spot with no problem. But like I said to me she looks early stage of pregnancy if she is pregnant and if not then you need to cut back the feeding amount some and then I would try the peas.
Hope this helps! If you have any questions you can pm me. Good luck and keep us up to date!!