Blue platy pregnant, stressed, or has a disease?

  1. AlyssaIsOdd

    AlyssaIsOdd New Member Member

    Im worried about my blue mickey mouse platy. I just got her yesterday and she has a dark spot below her belly, plus she is a little chubby. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436136539.627371.jpg


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  2. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    Looks pregnant to me.

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    AlyssaIsOdd

    AlyssaIsOdd New Member Member

    Dangit well thanks! If anyone else can just give me their opinion then that would be great!
     




  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to fishlore!
    Agreed, looks pregnant.
     
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    AlyssaIsOdd

    AlyssaIsOdd New Member Member

    Thanks for the help! :D Anybody else is free to share their thoughts.
     
  6. Lisa Schuster Altmiller

    Lisa Schuster Altmiller Valued Member Member

    Pregnant


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    AlyssaIsOdd

    AlyssaIsOdd New Member Member

    Welp any advice on this? :)
     
  8. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    I always let my platy girls birth in the tank, NOT in a breeder net, if there are lots of hiding places you'll have surviving fry, if not most will get eaten by the adults. When they're born feed them flake food crushed up almost into dust. Try to sink their food for the first week or so since it often takes them that long to figure out eating on the surface.

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    AlyssaIsOdd

    AlyssaIsOdd New Member Member

    Thanks so much! Gonna have to buy some plants for them
     
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    AlyssaIsOdd

    AlyssaIsOdd New Member Member

    Any indication to tell how far along she is? Or do i just wait till her stomach is square?
     
  11. Lisa Schuster Altmiller

    Lisa Schuster Altmiller Valued Member Member

    The belly squaring off is the best indicator but if say at least a week to go.


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    AlyssaIsOdd

    AlyssaIsOdd New Member Member

    Alrighty :)
     
  13. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    Same, she looks like she has a little while. Not all of them square off btw. My girls always spend more time hovering in place at the top or bottom of the tank for a few days before giving birth.

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    AlyssaIsOdd

    AlyssaIsOdd New Member Member

    Looks like most fish are different so ill check for different indicators. Thanks for all the help and advice!