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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

Here is the father

Here is the mother

Here is their one half grown fry, along with my spiral nerite horn snail

This is of the full tank

Here is the link to the video :)

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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