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This is a discussion on Platy Questions within the Livebearers forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> Originally Posted by DragonFyre14 Wow... 200+ babies... I've only had my guppies for almost 2 months. So far, I've only caught 7 babies. guess ...

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Old 11-01-2012, 04:15 PM   #21
 
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Wow... 200+ babies... I've only had my guppies for almost 2 months. So far, I've only caught 7 babies. guess thats probably for the better.... I'll be over run soon enough... :P
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Yeah she is pretty old now. She is probably around 2. She just had a drop and then just actually had another one about 6 days later which I had never seen before. I did some research and found out that they can actually carry more than one pregnancy at a time which is why you get the egg sacks with tiny fry still attached to them sometimes because they will come out with the ones that are due. I had never heard of that before so it was a surprise to find that out. Def explains why she never gets skinny after dropping her fry except after the 200 drop.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:55 PM   #22
 
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haha yeah. One of my guppies had mysteriously given birth to 7 babies and I have absolutely no idea which one it was. None of them got any smaller afterwards. :P guess I'll have to wait until the babies get bigger to see.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:06 PM   #23
 
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haha yeah. One of my guppies had mysteriously given birth to 7 babies and I have absolutely no idea which one it was. None of them got any smaller afterwards. :P guess I'll have to wait until the babies get bigger to see.
Good luck with that one...lol. It is so hard for me to tell which ones go with which guppy. I even have an Orange and black Fancy Tailed guppy and a Blue and red one which is the son of the orange and black one and I cannot tell which ones they belong too...lol. I had to platy's in the breeder with the divider while I was cleaning my tank and the one had a lot of babies and I didn't even know she was pregnant. The orange one is past due now by 3 days but still is VERY fat and has lots of eyes in there. So now I have 43 platy fry added to the mix...lol. Plus when the one that is past due drops who knows how many she is going to have she is ginormous...lol.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:58 PM   #24
 
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Hahaha wow. What do you do with all the babies?
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #25
 
Still no babies. I'm convinced she's just a little heavy
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:50 PM   #26
 
I'll be damned.

http://i.imgur.com/FDVKI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ef4PF.jpg

I have no idea who the mother is.. but I counted two or three of them. I was cleaning the tank, vacuuming the dwarf grass I have in there and spooked them out of their hiding spots.

The platy from earlier that we were talking about looks about the same. I've since added another male and two female platies.

Those are platy fry, right? They seem to love hiding in the dwarf grass.

woooo i'm a father
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:48 AM   #27
 
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Definitely look like platy fry :) Well congrats! I've had two batches of fry (about 3 each) and I can't tell which is the mother either. Livebearers like to do that to you sometimes.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:20 PM   #28
 
Bunnyreader, I want to start out letting you know not to reply to old posts (this one is from 2012) but rather make your own thread.

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Platies need at least a 10 gallon and swordtails at least 30, only shrimp and snails are suitable for a 1.5 gallon tank. Maybe a single betta but you would have to do water changes every other day. I suggest you re-home these fish and we start over.
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