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elliott03 08-05-2009 02:14 PM

Pregnant Platy?
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I just got 3 Sunburst Wag Platys from the pet store yesterday. I'm fairly certain that all three of them are female but I would like some second opinions. Also I would like to know if any of them might be pregnant. Thanks for the help.

MonsiuerPercy1 08-05-2009 04:55 PM

All of these pictures are females, or at least I am 99.9% positive. I can't really tell from the pictures weather or not they are pregnant. The problem with platies compared to guppies is that guppies have a distinct black gravid spot when they are pregnant and with platies that is not always true.

DragonFish 08-05-2009 06:23 PM

If they were kept with males where you purchased them, 9.8/10 times they're pregnant. ;-)

MonsiuerPercy1 08-06-2009 07:25 AM

Dragonfish is right, if they were kept in a tank together, they are probably all pregnant.

Sparky 08-06-2009 06:22 PM

I agree they are no doubt pregnant. Dragonfish I am a newbie here how do you get the link to your aquarium on there and how do you get pics of your fish in the post? I have an unidentified fish in my tank i would love to get its pic in there maybe one of you could tell me what it is

Oldman47 08-06-2009 09:48 PM

The third picture is not clear enough to sex that fish but if it is in any of the other pictures you have all females. As Dragonfish said, any females that you have are carrying fry in some state of development.

elliott03 08-11-2009 08:01 PM

They are all now very obviously pregnant. I'm hoping they have their fry by the end of the week. I'll keep you guys posted =)

elliott03 08-13-2009 12:00 PM

First one has given birth!!! =))) She had them last night night in the fish breeder which is incredible because I put her in it last night =) However some bad news... I had 2 otehr pregnant platies and they are both in fish breeders. One is still very pregnant but the other has reduced in size alot. I think she gave birth just before I put her in the fish breeder. They are so small there is no way I can find them in my tank. Is there any cahnce of them surviving?

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