Fry And Mothers

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So yesterday we found 6 babies, removed them and put them in smaller tank. Today found 3 more. Fish that had the babies still looks very plump. How long till she is done delivering/till her plumpness goes down?

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It could take from 2 to 12 hours for her to complete her delivery.

Usually, when I see the female delivering, I wait an entire day before I assume she is done delivering.
 
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How long for her to continue to look pregnant?
 

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Hmm well the first picture is a male ;P the second picture is definitely a pregnant female.

Each fish will take a different amount of time to deliver. Stress plays a huge role in this, so make sure she feels safe (live plants are awesome for this). In theory, they can deliver in as little as 3-4 hours, or as long as 1-2 weeks. Usually, they are done within 48 hours.
 
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1-2 weeks!! Oh goodness. First pic was of a baby at the top lol
 

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Mann26 said:
1-2 weeks!! Oh goodness. First pic was of a baby at the top lol
OOOH lol that makes more sense XD
and yep, 2 weeks is very rare any usually end in still births, but it is possible.
 

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