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mifinx 07-11-2012 06:43 PM

Babies look stuck in platy
 
1.I have a platy that has given birth she has gone flat but for over a week she looks like something is going to come out, it looks like to are stuck or her organs aren't well- new to all this pregnant fish things. What can i do she is very limp and it looks like she still has gravid spots- Please help:( - She is in a 4 foot tank managed to save one fry

2.I also have another platy separate tank she has given birth to about 10 which are doing fine but still fat its been going on for a couple days when will she finish and get thin
she is in smaller tank.

3. Finally I have a guppy which i put in a breeder net which if fat which i think is pregnant she doesn't have dark spots but more of a maroon colour she has been in their for a week and nothing and i don't want to stress her.
Please help, new to all these pregnant fish.thank you -She is in a 4 foot tank

kitten_penang 07-12-2012 02:07 PM

we can't do anything but to let nature takes it path.the guppy will give birth when the time comes. if you want to keep the babies safe put her in a breeder net.if after more then 2 or 3 days she doesnt give birth and looks stressed remove her from the breeder.you could also try adding floating plants to create a safe place for the fry if she gives births in the main tank.i prefer this natural method.

mifinx 07-12-2012 06:24 PM

Thanks for that, I'm just hoping my platy survives. I did take my guppy out she is swimming with her two mates and i did put plants to make her feel at home. I'll give her a day or two and then put her back in the breeder net. In my 4ft Tank I have.
2 angel Fish
4 glass cat fish
1 swordtail
3 guppies
3 barb tetras
4 neon
1 sucker i think its dwarf my son brought that
Thanks for the help. I'm new to these forums

kitten_penang 07-13-2012 05:33 AM

no problems.i would add some floating plans.plastic will do fine those with a lot of short leaves type used as carpets.let it float upside down it will give the babies shelter if the mother does give birth while she's still in the tank as you have angels and barbs they will snack on them.it's just a suggestion

btw welcome to TFK =)


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