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Lindsey88 11-24-2007 08:57 PM

Are all these Platies female and do any look Pregnant?
 
The title speaks for itself.
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSCF1404-1.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSCF1406-1.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSCF1412-1.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSCF1413-1.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSCF1417-1.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSCF1421-1.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSCF1427-1.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSCF1433-1.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSCF1444-1.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSCF1446-1.jpg

Lupin 11-24-2007 09:06 PM

Yes, both are gravid but not near to dropping their fry yet although I'd say the one on the last pic is. Don't use any breeding traps just for future reference. These are not necessary and can cause stress on the fish.

Lindsey88 11-24-2007 09:07 PM

Thanks for the quick reply! All four of these girls all have pretty round bellies and your right the last one does have a much bigger belly.

tangy 11-24-2007 09:08 PM

To me, the one on the lower left of the 4th pic and the one on the last pic look kinda bloated. Like lup said if the grow a dark area, a gravid spot, in their belly- specifically behind the yellow area- they should be pregnant. Do you have a male with them?

Lindsey88 11-24-2007 09:09 PM

No I don't have a male I just got the four of them today.

Lupin 11-24-2007 09:12 PM

These females will drop several batches of fry without a male with them, no doubt.

tangy 11-24-2007 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupin
These females will drop several batches of fry without a male with them, no doubt.

Lindsey88 what U need to do is load yourself with grass plants and u will have an unstopable army of Platies :D

Lindsey88 11-24-2007 09:22 PM

Thanks for all your help! I hope to get some fry. If not I will just go get a male.

Lindsey88 11-24-2007 10:59 PM

Also do you know what their color is called?

Lindsey88 12-02-2007 09:00 PM

Here are some newer pictures of them. I have 3 left now but one is hanging around at the bottom and isn't doing to well. These two are big and healthy though.
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...s/DSCF1833.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...s/DSCF1838.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...s/DSCF1914.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...s/DSCF1829.jpg


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