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JadaNae27 09-24-2012 05:30 PM

Pregnant Platy O_O
 
Okay guys, so currently I have a pregnant platy and I wanted to post on here what Im doing currently and see if you have anything to add.

Before you guys say anything, yes I know breeder cups stress the fish, but, I wish to save all the fry.

This is the situation of the tank currently.

This is a 10 gallon tank, with a total of 4 platies, 1 platy fry, 6 ghost shrimp and two spiral horn nerite snails.
I am using whisper filtration for a 10 gallon tank.

I have the female in question in a breeder cup that has a v shaped partition and little slot thingys that fit into that for the stronger, top swimming fry to escape through. It does have a little airstone attachment, which I have connected to my air pump, so no stagnant water pool :)

I have placed, inside this cup, 2 small fake plants, and one polished tiny river stone to prevent the v- shaped partition from moving up and down, cause being airstone bubble flow.

I can see many little black eyes inside her, so I know its going to be a great batch,

I would like to describe the parents, so that you may see why I risk stress from a breeder cup.

The father is a beautiful half orange, half RED platy, with the last third of him being solid black, along with all his fins and a few black speckles and mustache on his head and fishy lips.

The mother is a solid, bright, somewhat sparkly, stunning orange/gold color with lighter colored fins.

I have one surviving fry of thiers from a previous breeding, who is now four weeks old. His coloration is the bright orange/gold of the mother with the patterning of the father, apart from the half red, which hopefully he will develop :)

Any comments, tips, or helpful words please let me know!
I dont want to lose any fry from this pairing!!!!

I am currently feeding Ocean Nutrition BBS, several times a day in small feedings, Nutrafin Max color enhancing flakes, and Tetra freeze dried bloodworms.

DragonFyre14 09-24-2012 05:39 PM

How far away from dropping her fry do you think she is? Your Platy sound very pretty.

fish monger 09-24-2012 06:23 PM

What are you going to do with the adult fish ? You might be surprised at the survival rate if you provide plenty of cover, especially floating plants, for the fry to hide. Other than that, keep everyone happily fed. I have not found platys to be overly interested in eating their fry.

Sqbear46 09-24-2012 07:18 PM

They sound beautiful. I hope you have lots of babies!

I just had a red platy have babies in a 5 gal that i had cycled for this reason, as soon as she had them i put her back into her original tank.

JadaNae27 09-25-2012 07:29 AM

Dragonfyre, As large as the eyes inside her I would say she will probably drop them in one to two weeks if not sooner.

Fishmonger, I have a 20 gallon that will soon be ready for the adults and a few choice larger fry.

Thank you guys :D They are beautiful fish. I've never seen store bought fish with such nice shape and brilliant coloring. Hopefully I'll be able to get picks up soon.

DragonFyre14 09-25-2012 03:56 PM

I would love to see some pictures of them!

JadaNae27 09-25-2012 06:16 PM


JadaNae27 09-25-2012 06:20 PM

sorry for the terrible quality :|

fish monger 09-25-2012 07:02 PM

Good looking boy !

JadaNae27 09-25-2012 08:03 PM

Thank you :D


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