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eileen 01-12-2010 11:30 PM

Bumblebee Platies not breeding?
I bought a new strain of Bubblebee platy for Petco about 4-5 months ago. I have 2 females, 1 male. They are in a community 55 gal. tank. They have grown since I got them and are over 1" big. The male does not seem interested in the 2 females yet. I was wondering if it takes the platy longer to mature or not.

Angel079 01-13-2010 12:17 AM

I'd be more interested what else lives in that tank. Chances are well they are breeding and already had their first fry, it just became a snack for someone :-) At the size you say they are, they're already old enough.

eileen 01-13-2010 12:40 AM

I have alot of plants and floating plants on top of the tank so their are alot of hiding places for any babies. My other fish are 2 quarter size angelfish, 6 dwarf rasboras, 6 harlequen rasboras, 3 bushy nosed plecos, 2 boesmani rainbow fish, 8 assassin snails and then the 3 bubblebee platies. I watch them all the time and have not seen the male chase or mate with the females at all.

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