Dwarf Coral Platy Pregnant?

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Should be pretty soon. That is about as big as her stomach will get, but it will start to square off, like the shape of a box. Once the stomach squares off, you should see fry from her in the next few days.
 
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JtheFishMan said:
Should be pretty soon. That is about as big as her stomach will get, but it will start to square off, like the shape of a box. Once the stomach squares off, you should see fry from her in the next few days.
Thanks, this will be my first time having fry!
 

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You will get no babies from that fish, that is a MALE Balloon Platy. The spinal deformity makes the abdomen protrude like a pregnant fish, but it is not. If you look closer, you will see that the analfin is a gonopodium that is almost completed in developing.
 

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chromedome52 said:
You will get no babies from that fish, that is a MALE Balloon Platy. The spinal deformity makes the abdomen protrude like a pregnant fish, but it is not. If you look closer, you will see that the analfin is a gonopodium that is almost completed in developing.
So I did guess it right!
 
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chromedome52 said:
You will get no babies from that fish, that is a MALE Balloon Platy. The spinal deformity makes the abdomen protrude like a pregnant fish, but it is not. If you look closer, you will see that the analfin is a gonopodium that is almost completed in developing.
Interesting. It was in a tank at my LFS with dwarf coral platies, I bought three of them about three weeks ago and was told I received 2F/1M. The one pictured above did not have this big of a belly the first two weeks I had it! The "only" male (at least, I thought) they sold me does not have this big of a belly either...
 

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MrMaroon said:
Interesting. It was in a tank at my LFS with dwarf coral platies, I bought three of them about three weeks ago and was told I received 2F/1M. The one pictured above did not have this big of a belly the first two weeks I had it! The "only" male (at least, I thought) they sold me does not have this big of a belly either...
You also got to check that gonopodium which is that fin at the bottom. Males will have the little point as yours does and females have a bit of an extended one bit like a normal looking fin.
 
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NC122606 said:
You also got to check that gonopodium which is that fin at the bottom. Males will have the little point as yours does and females have a bit of an extended one bit like a normal looking fin.
Yes, the one I knew was a male has a pretty distinct gonopodium, and doesn't have a round belly at all with the same bone structure as the one I posted.. that's why I thought the one I posted was a female
 

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