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MugonZaller 03-22-2012 07:25 PM

Is My Platy Prego or Chunky?
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:roll Hello!

Well I got Platies month or 2 ago. I have one sunfish, and one red wag platy, and I just added (today) a black calico platy. They are all supposed to be that I look closely at the red wag, and can't be certain he's a he...
So my red wag (Boabab) seemed to be chunky from day one. Then more recently I noticed a growth in belly size.

Is it pregnant or just chunky?
I will attach some pictures, please tell me what you think.

I have never breed fish, and it makes me very nervous....what should I do if it is prego. And where can I sell the fry? Because I can not keep them.

Thank you!

jsagrav 03-23-2012 03:07 PM

That's a female, and she looks pretty gravid.(pregger) I have seen posts on here where it is said you can sell the babies back to the lfs (local fish store), but I have not tried. I doubt they would take small fry, so you may have to keep them for a while. Then you won't want to sell them.

MugonZaller 03-23-2012 07:30 PM

Dang. OK, thank you.

MinaMinaMina 03-23-2012 09:19 PM

If you look at your local fish club, you may be able to find some one that wants the babies to feed to their fish. I wouldn't have hopes of selling them, though, depending on your area you may have to give them away.

Also, if you don't want future babies, find her a new home now. The babies will just keep coming. Livebearers can store sperm for 6-9 months after a breeding, so she'll keep dropping even if she's separated from males.

50galkid 03-23-2012 11:28 PM

yep i has to to be pregg mine is the same size but it aint pregg mines a male (He is fat as 'Ell )

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