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What kind of fish are we talking about here?
that way, we will know how to help you better. :D
 

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:wave: Oh for platys if you have a male and female you'll have babies :lol: You should really try to have ad least 3 or 4 females for every male for the sake of your females the males will run them to death otherwise.
 

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:shock: my male will kill my female?? thats not good. i have had my male and one female in tank together for a month about. how long does it take to have babies? you think i should buy more females?thanks!
 

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No he won't kill her he will just be after her all the time :lol: if you have 3 or 4 females she will get some rest. With platys & guppies the male stays- follows the female all the time

It depends on the size of your platys but it won't take to long, sometimes people don't know there are babies until they get a little bigger and show up for dinner. They are really cute just make sure to have some plants and something like grass low to the ground and thick for the babies to hide in. it can be plastic.
 

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i read somewhere that a livebearers birth cycle lasts about 28 days. so on average you COULD have babies every month. :shock: i agree with BB that you should have AT LEAST a ratio of 1:2, male to female. some guppies are very prolific and imo are easier to breed naturally. ive been tryin to get my platies to have babies and i separated my female from the main tank thinking she was due but she hasnt had any yet. heres hoping! :lol: Good luck!

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I've never had guppies but I couldn't get my platys to stop, I even got my blue gourami thinking he would take care of the problem :lol: no go finely had to get rid of all my females and now only have 1 male. At one point I think I had like 40 or 50 little babies of different sizes :shock: it was not a good thing... :frustrated:
 

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Livebearers (guppies, platies, mollies, etc.) are very prolific, so having a male and female would DEFINITELY produce babies, babies, and more babies. Being very prolific fish, the male will constantly harass the female to mate, stressing the female, which is the reason you should have at least 2-3 females for each male. When I use to breed guppies, I would place the female that just produced babies, for about a month, in a seperate tank with community fish, with the exception of other guppies. This way, the female would be able to rest and not be harassed by the male.

Keep in mind, if you plan to have babies, you need to figure a way to dispose of them. Over time, you will have more than 100 babies and may not know what to do with them all.
 
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