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jenni3478 10-04-2011 12:15 PM

Pregnant fishie?????
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I have a fish that i got with a bigger tank purchase from an individual.I am not sure if this is a regular sunburst platy just really pregnant or a coral balloon platy which may or may not be pregnant.Can anyone please help me decide if she is pregnant?I know she has the black spot above anal fin but isn't boxy looking just big.She has been hiding during the day alot but has since i got her.She was big when i got her also.The males chase her as well.Pictures included.Thanks for helping!!!!:-)

Christople 10-04-2011 08:05 PM

she's pregnant

k19smith 10-04-2011 10:34 PM

I'm not sure how big your tank is but your gonna what to get more females so the male doesn't harass her to death. I also would not keep her in the breeder box as it will stress her out and she may die. Breeder boxes are pretty worthless in less it's only for small fry temporarily or a few hrs.

I'm also voting for pregnant.

BarbH 10-05-2011 12:28 AM

I agree with what has been posted above. Breeder boxes cause a lot of stress to the fish which can cause death. If you have an extra tank 5 or 10 gallon you could move her into it until she drops her fry. Otherwise in the main tank if you add plenty of floating plants you will probably have some of the fry survive. From the way that she looks I would expect that you should see her squaring off soon.

dormfish 10-05-2011 01:40 AM

Pregnant! Best to start preparing now.

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