get my platy to have her fry How Do I

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by wonton55912, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. wonton55912Valued MemberMember

    my platy has been pregnant for a while how do i get her to give birth?
  2. platy benWell Known MemberMember

    You can't "get her to give birth" you just have to let her do it herself in her own time.

  3. wonton55912Valued MemberMember

    how can i make her feel like it do i raise the temp or something

  4. bassbonedivaFishlore VIPMember

    How long has she been pregnant? My platies usually deliver after about 5 weeks or so. If she delivers too soon, the fry won't be developed and you'll just end up with dead babies. Just be patient. She'll drop when she's ready.
  5. wonton55912Valued MemberMember

    idk she had 2 a week ago and is still squared and everything she eats she spits out. the not eating thing started today. she also has a light gray scale close to her analfin.
  6. bassbonedivaFishlore VIPMember females tend to stop eating right before they drop fry, so it could be that she'll drop them any time. Make sure to have lots of floating plants (my favorite is hornwort) and places for the fry and the momma to hide. My girls refused to drop fry in my 29gal, even though two of them were all squared, because there weren't very many hiding places. As soon as I put them in the 55gal which has TONS of hiding places and hornwort floating in it, they both dropped within a couple of days.
  7. wonton55912Valued MemberMember

  8. bassbonedivaFishlore VIPMember

    *shrug* My females didn't like the breeder box at all (could only get a box, not a net). They absolutely refused to have their fry in one. Same thing when I iso'd one of them in a 1gal to have her babies. Less than 24 hours after I put them back into the main tank with everyone else, they were dropping fry like there was no tomorrow.
  9. wonton55912Valued MemberMember

    my net is HUGE. she doesnt like it though
  10. kuba1992Valued MemberMember

    did it drop yet?
  11. kuba1992Valued MemberMember

    wonton55912 did they drop yet???
  12. wonton55912Valued MemberMember

    yes it dropped

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