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My red wagtail Platty is quite fat. Does it look like it is pregnant, has Dropsy, or is it just fat?
 

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Is that white thing on the platy a bubble?
 
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No It is just a refelction of the water light and the camera.
 

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How long has she looked like this ...if its been a while then it may not be dropsy - that also causes the scales to stick out a bit... I guess she's pregnant... she's pretty though ;D

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It has been about 3 weeks. I don't think that it is Dropsy, because the scales are not sticking out.
 

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She looks very pregnant to me Do you have plants (real or artificial) for teh babies to hide in?
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Yes I have real plants in the tank. I have read that it takes about 4 weeks for them to give birth, and that turning up the water temp will also help, but is there anything else i can do?
 

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Congrats Dude!!
 

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Just keeping the water sparkling clean takes about 28-30 days, raising the temp raises the fishs metabolism and can be hard on them if done too often also warmer water holds less oxygen.
Carol
 
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Thanks Carol I guess I will just keep up my usual cleaning and let nature take its course and see what happens.
 

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Good luck!
 

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did she burst yet??!!! where are the babies???
 

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Congrats on becoming a new daddy!!! ;D ;D
 

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What is really strange is my male platy is about that fat. Is it just a specific breed that makes it that fat or is it just plain fat? It was that fat when I got him.
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I am a newbie here with a platy that is getting pretty fat also, I would love to know how yours' is doing!
Please post an update to the original and let us know what if anything new has happened.. if you have new fry if she is still fat?

Thank you!
tropixswimfinfan
 

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Did your platy end up having fry? If so, how many times has she dropped fry? From the pic, I'm not sure, but she sure looks it.. If I saw her side & little black dots were looking back at me, then I'd say for sure she was.
 
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