How Is She Still Pregnant?

Discussion in 'Platy' started by Frani, May 25, 2018.

  1. FraniNew MemberMember

    7BE64D26-F759-4B83-98CB-AEB4294215EC.jpegFB639719-4B5D-414E-BD60-E07580CB193C.jpeg the photos above are from her now and the ones below are from a month ago. A0DA44F1-17BF-41FB-8544-D49E7804B159.jpegE2039AFC-35AA-4600-9467-1C1AF9D9FD85.jpeg i got this platy from the fish store about a month ago and she looked very pregnant then but hasn’t given birth. She is not bloated, and her scales aren’t sticking out.

  2. KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember


    Not surprising at all; most livebearers can hold and utilize sperm for at least 3 months after one contact with a male (with a gestation period of about a month, they could have three batches, or even more)
  3. GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    Mine has delivered a few then a few days later delivers some more. She still looks very pregnant. Are you sure she hasn’t delivered some that were eaten? Mine is perpetually pregnant. So glad I’m not a platy! Lol
  4. FraniNew MemberMember

    I don’t know, her appetite hasn’t changed, and I never saw any fry at any point either. She just started to get a little boxy as well, it doesn’t show it very well in the old photos but back then she was very round.
  5. GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    She’s definitely huge. Do you have plants the fry could hide in? I found 6 last week that we’re easily a week old. They had hidden in some plants and didn’t Get eaten. Today, I saw one teeny tiny one dart out and back in under a plant. They are super fast and great at hiding.
  6. GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    I only have one female and she is dropping them a little at a time.
  7. FraniNew MemberMember

    Hmm, all I have is amazon leaf plants
  8. FraniNew MemberMember

    Update: she has given birth! I have found one baby so far and have transferred it to my other tank.
  9. KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    Yay! Congrats, you’re a grandma now haha!

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