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bary trotter 07-14-2009 12:32 AM

platy birth sighs
hey if there are spelling problems sorry. my platy is like a blimp and its floating arourd by the heater not staying on the bottum is it about to give birth or what. by the way i can see a big black dot near the vent so i no its pregnant so am i exspecting:oops:

bary trotter 07-14-2009 08:37 AM


bary trotter 07-14-2009 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by bary trotter (Post 214610)

Is anyone out there:oops::shock: Okay 15 peaple have vewed it but no one replied am I doing something wrong

bary trotter 07-14-2009 01:22 PM

it could nt be shock becase she still will eat:-?.

Zombie 07-21-2009 07:36 AM

pictures usually help.

Shinigami1980 08-01-2009 03:47 AM

my platy is bloated but still eating...unlike my guppies which stopped eating before giving birth in the breeder tank. can i put my platy among the guppy fry?? coz i dont want the platy to eat the fry when it gives birth.

DragonFish 08-01-2009 12:57 PM

I tend to not notice any significant behavioral changes in my Platy girls before the drop, the only way I can tell with them is that their bellies become very squared out. Usually they drop within a few hours after I notice this.
As long as their are places for the guppy fry to hide from mama Platy, it should be fine. Though a few might get eaten, depending on their size and age.

Shinigami1980 08-02-2009 11:03 AM

yea i took the platy out. my guppy fry by the look of it, i think there were few short. even though i still haven't been able to count them all. thanks for the help. cheers

brianfish 08-03-2009 06:30 PM

I use a heavy ground cover of plants as when born the fry seem to drop to the bottom of the tank, and if there is a heavy planting on the bottom the fry will hide in there and grow big enough so they won't be eaten. Personally I use a seperate breeding tank heavily planted, and move mothers to be to that tank, and as soon as they drop their fry, I remove them back to their original home. Works for me. I use a five or ten gallon tank for this. Good luck

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