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Old 12-24-2010, 10:46 AM   #11
 
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I have taken a video of the male, he is still swimming about in the same place. I did feed them aearlier and think he took a nibble but not sure.

YouTube - DSCF1443.AVI
Doesn't look sick in the video maybe just a little stressed still. My lazy male most days won't even move that much unless there is food then he will come out to eat. I would not really worry about it.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:06 AM   #12
 
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Doesn't look sick in the video maybe just a little stressed still. My lazy male most days won't even move that much unless there is food then he will come out to eat. I would not really worry about it.

I suppose I can cope with him being like that, he does not even move for the females, and his thing! does dot wag about when there about, maybe he is still too young!, but my main concern now is the female. Did not mention it yesterday but she has been extremely agressive, nipping at my platy tails. its also forcing its way for the food and agressivly pushing them out of the way. Not sure if she is pregnanyt or not but she is quite a nasty female, compared to the other passive female and male.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:13 AM   #13
 
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I suppose I can cope with him being like that, he does not even move for the females, and his thing! does dot wag about when there about, maybe he is still too young!, but my main concern now is the female. Did not mention it yesterday but she has been extremely agressive, nipping at my platy tails. its also forcing its way for the food and agressivly pushing them out of the way. Not sure if she is pregnanyt or not but she is quite a nasty female, compared to the other passive female and male.
Prolly Prego mine will butt my mollies out of the way for food and be aggressive she usually gets calmer toward the end of the pregnancy she also eats her fry so they are tough to save.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:18 AM   #14
 
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Prolly Prego mine will butt my mollies out of the way for food and be aggressive she usually gets calmer toward the end of the pregnancy she also eats her fry so they are tough to save.

if she is hard to tell how far she is along and to go, she is pretty much see through so not sure if its eyes or her stomach and guts. here is a video of her.

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Old 12-24-2010, 11:28 AM   #15
 
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if she is hard to tell how far she is along and to go, she is pretty much see through so not sure if its eyes or her stomach and guts. here is a video of her.

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For Sure preggo looks like mine does when she is about two weeks along give or take a couple days.
I see she has a gravid spot. Have You ever had guppy fry before?
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:32 AM   #16
 
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For Sure preggo looks like mine does when she is about two weeks along give or take a couple days.
I see she has a gravid spot. Have You ever had guppy fry before?

the guppy is new to me, only had platy before. as you can see in the video i have a net tank at the side, that has 7 platy fry in it, they are 5 days old now. The other platy is fat and due pretty soon she been restless along the bottom.

Guppy fry will be new to me, how long do you think she has to go?, would i be able to add the fry if i can catch them to the platy fry tank?
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:53 AM   #17
 
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I had a female guppy that was pretty lethargic all the time she was usually at the top of the tank just hanging out not moving much. Occasionally she would be at the bottom for a day or 2 and do the same. she would eat but not very active. Every now and then she would get an active spurt and swim with the rest but not very often. I found her dead yesterday. I had her for about a month and a half. Keep an eye on your new guy and make sure you look for him a couple times a day just in case. you don't want a death to hurt your parameters.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:54 AM   #18
 
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the guppy is new to me, only had platy before. as you can see in the video i have a net tank at the side, that has 7 platy fry in it, they are 5 days old now. The other platy is fat and due pretty soon she been restless along the bottom.

Guppy fry will be new to me, how long do you think she has to go?, would i be able to add the fry if i can catch them to the platy fry tank?
Mine drops fry at every 28-30 days. You should be able to add guppy fry with the platy i recently added 2 day old guppy fry to my fry tank with 3 week old molly baby's with no problem. The general rule on that is make sure that the fry cannot fit into the other fish's mouth's. Your best bet would be some java moss on the bottom and floating plants for the new fry to hide and just leave them in your tank when they are born. The baby's should do fine in hiding. Once the fry come to the top to feed you can catch them (i use a turkey baster) and add them to the fry tank. They will be easier to feed in the net, however i recommend at least a 10 gallon tank for the fry as they will grow much faster.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:54 PM   #19
 
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Here are some pics, the best i could get of the mother. Does that help in determining length of preg?

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Old 12-24-2010, 03:54 PM   #20
 
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... also

the male still has not moved from his position, its like a sentry watching its post. he is eating through, seen him eat some things.
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