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essjay 02-11-2013 06:56 AM

Platy labour.. too long?
 
Ok, hopefully I'm just being a panicky granny..

But after finding a few fry on Sunday afternoon, the girl I thought was the mamma is still heavily pregnant.. It's now Monday night... There's two options.. One, she's not the mother of the fry or two, she's in trouble.. I can't see any change in the other girls, so I'm not sure about option one.. Although I have noticed that the one girl I thought wasn't pregnant has been a lot shyer than usual, especially today...

Is it normal for a mamma to have such an extended labour? ie, at least 36 hours??

Yogi 02-11-2013 05:36 PM

I've heard that some fish can take up to 2 days of labour. I'm not 100% sure on that but also raising the temperature could help her with the labour.

essjay 02-11-2013 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Yogi (Post 1427458)
I've heard that some fish can take up to 2 days of labour. I'm not 100% sure on that but also raising the temperature could help her with the labour.

Thanks Yogi :-) My temp is at 78-80, which hopefully is ideal.. I looked this morning and I think the existing fry are from another girl.. I just can't figure out which one as they don't look any different! lol I'm wondering whether the shy one I was talking about was pregnant with only a few fry so didn't "show" as normal.. She's much more active and "bubbly" today.. :-)

Little Miss Heavily-Preggo is active, eating and happy as far as I can tell, so hopefully she drops very soon :-D

essjay 02-13-2013 02:42 AM

Well, she dropped ok.. Finally! I only managed to save 3 though...

The Wee One - 4 gallon Freshwater fish tank


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