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rachel1811 03-25-2010 07:34 AM

One of the fry survived!!!!!!
My platys were all pregnant but I just let them get on with it as I wasnt consciously looking to keep the babies. Law of nature n all that. 2 platys gave birth last week. Didnt c any babies so I thought theyd been gobbled.

When cleaning the tank 2day and doing water changes I saw a baby!!! It was tiny (obviously) and kinda translucent. I was very excited. Cant wait to show my son when he comes home from school - if we can find it.

Also a question for u ppl in the long can a female use her internal storage system to get pregnant without any males??? Iv got all girls (i think) and not really wanting babies, Iv not got the room.

Thanks Rx

rachel1811 03-25-2010 01:06 PM

My son and myself were looking for the baby and we've found 3 different 1s!!! About as big as match heads and a pretty gold colour.

The 1st 1 was grey-y and bigger.

So we've had 2 lots of fry.........amazing!!! ;-)

biokid101 03-25-2010 05:15 PM

Congrats on the find!!! she will hold sperm for about 7 months possibly and then she will need to mate again to get pregnant.

rachel1811 03-26-2010 07:24 AM

Thanks!!! Only had them a month so lots of babies on way then!! :shock:

Thank Lord we dont do that......7 months :roll:

biokid101 03-26-2010 11:34 AM

ahaha im glad too is the little guy doing?

rachel1811 03-26-2010 12:35 PM

Havent seen the grey 1. He hides in the house thing. but all gold 1s getting more confident and venturing out of the greenery. Very pretty and quite amazing :)

biokid101 03-26-2010 03:11 PM

thats good. i hope u see the grey one

rachel1811 03-26-2010 04:18 PM

I'll keep u posted :)

biokid101 03-26-2010 07:33 PM

thx :)

Austin 03-26-2010 09:08 PM

if u really want them to live you might want to seperate them... and it's easier to keep track of. But congrats on your babies! :)

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