Is my platy pregnant?

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by bryant4131, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. bryant4131New MemberMember

    I just bought 2 platies and from what I see, both of them have some pretty good signs that they're about to give birth. My question is, am I right? I don't want to stress them and such, so if I can get any information as to when is a good time to put them in the breeding box would be EXTREMELY helpful. What I'm seeing so far is:

    - Their stomach is starting to square off (shape of a square'ish that is).
    - The white ball/bulb near their anus is visible.
    - Those are the two biggest signs I was told that they're about to give birth and I placed the white/red one into the breeding box just now.





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  2. ilikeendlersNew MemberMember

    My guess would be it is a good possibility that they are.
    I've seen other livebearers get bigger in the belly area before giving birth.
    I'd say, put more plants in the tank for more hiding places.
    Maybe some guppy grass at the top and bottom of the tank if you can get a hold of some.
  3. davebowdenValued MemberMember

    do you know if there were any males in the tank when you bought them. I so they will be pregnant !!
  4. bryant4131New MemberMember

    @ilikeendlers: Yeah I've heard that their belly gets huge, but those are the times when they give birth to like 20-40 frys. Then I've also heard that there are times when their stomach are about the size of mine at the moment and have about 5-10 frys, which is why I'm unsure =(.

    @davebowden: Yeah there were males in the tank and I'm quite sure they're pregnant, but I'm just not sure if they're about to drop frys or not because I don't want to stress them.
  5. guppy10New MemberMember


    is my platy heavily pregnant ??? if so how long to go
  6. tales-roseValued MemberMember

    she does look quiet pregnant. though i cant saw how much longer there is to go because some give birth and they only have small bellies. i would just recommend watching her and if she looks like she is trying to find somewhere to have babies then u no its very soon but if she gets the "squared off" look then u have around 24 hours b4 she gives birth.

    source: personal experience.
  7. simplykayla76Valued MemberMember

    Just curious~how much longer after this picture did she drop her fry? My platy looks about the same and i put her in the net breeder last night. Thanks
  8. guppy&platy505New MemberMember

    Is my platy pregnant and how much longer till it gives birth?

    This is my first time with platies so i don't how much longer?

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  9. ellie823New MemberMember

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether my platy is pregnant, this would be muchly appreciated. IMAG0003.jpgIMAG0004.jpg

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