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post #1 of 3 Old 04-04-2019, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Question Platy Birthing

I had a platy give birth about 3 weeks ago. I didn't know she was pregnant and just found fry hiding in the grass at the bottom of the tank. I scooped them out as I found them and ended up with 6. The next day, I found 4 more hiding in another area. 2 days ago, I found 3 more. 1 bigger than the rest and 2 much smaller. Is it possible that she is still giving birth? I never separated her from the rest of the tank as I thought she was finished by the time I found all the fry.
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-05-2019, 02:49 PM
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Isn't this exciting?


One of the joys of live bearers is the babies.

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #3 of 3 Old 04-08-2019, 07:32 AM
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IME with breeding platys, they normally take about 1 hour to give birth
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