Originally Posted by DragonFyre14
It probably was bad information. I found it on a couple different sites and (considering I don't currently have any experience with platys, just guppies) figured it couldn't hurt to add the whole range. :P sorry for the misinformation.
I hope I didn't come across rude I wasn't trying to be at all. Sorry if I did. I completly understand where you are coming from with adding that all on there. I have never heard of a Platy
going for 7 weeks before and mine are usually 99% dropping at 28 days. I had one that dropped at 30 days but it was her first drop and I also had to help her deliver some because they were getting stuck. But guppies are definitely way different in my experience as well...lol. They are baby making machines...lol. I have created some really pretty fancy tailed ones though with mixing of different colors. I separate my males and females at about 3 weeks because they can have their first drop at 3 months old which means they got preggers at 2 months.
I do that though so that I can keep the females pure so that I can mix the colors I like later and I usually wait until they are about 5-6 months old before I breed them because it is so hard on them especially at 3 months old being so small I lost a lot of guppies that way. I keep ones that have the best colors at around 4 months and the others I sell. I have a 50G setup that I use for all my fry since I can't mix them with the adults until they are about 2 months old if I were to want them to breed but I keep them in the big tank and add new fry when they are dropped by others. I just got rid of 400 fish that were 2 1/2 months old. Molly's, Platy
's and guppies as well. That was from 5 Guppy
, 4 Platy
and 3 molly drops. It's crazy how many fry guppies can have compared to Platy
's and molly's though. The largest drop my one Guppy
we call big mama was 223. All live births and non eaten that I know of. I had to keep moving the fry while she was still delivering because there was no more room in the breeder. But that was a huge drop. She was in the breeder for about a week and a half before she delivered because she couldn't swim so she wasn't eating. I was worried she was going to pass also after having that many but she made it and is as huge as a house again ready to drop in a couple of days.
But again I didn't mean to sound rude if I did and if I did I do very much appologize for that.