Is My Platys Pregnant?

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So I've had this platys for around 2 months and I'm not sure if she's just fat, pregnant or sick. Here are some photos to help decide. She also doesn't have blue eyes it's usually clear but sometimes it turns blue, I think it has to do with stress. Also it's too scales also tend to turn blue ish green. I also think this has to do with stress.
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Yes, they are female AND pregnant. How many do you have? Females to males?

What size tank? Hopefully you have lots of hiding spots for the females as they will want to hide when giving birth. Also to note, both male and females will eat the fry.
 

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If any of the females are in the same tank with males, they are guaranteed to become pregnant!
I think you have some pregnant ones here.
 
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Junne said:
Yes, they are female AND pregnant. How many do you have? Females to males?

What size tank? Hopefully you have lots of hiding spots for the females as they will want to hide when giving birth. Also to note, both male and females will eat the fry.
Ah I see, well the tanks a 20 gallon high with a ratio of 2 females to 1 male. And they're are 10 neon tetra and 3 dwarf gouramI in the tank. I'm kind of excited to see baby fry in real life. How long do u think is left?
 
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If any of the females are in the same tank with males, they are guaranteed to become pregnant!
I think you have some pregnant ones here.
Yeah they're with one male, how long do you think is left?
 

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It's hard to say - she will develop a dark gravid spot on her when she is ready - I know when my platy was ready, she began to, "hide" and then a day later her babies were born.
I am guessing a few days to a week?
I would start thinking of options now ( in regards to what you will do with them, bigger tank, etc ) because soon you will be overrun with them. A 20 h is not big enough and you are already at the max with what you have in there.
 
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Junne said:
It's hard to say - she will develop a dark gravid spot on her when she is ready - I know when my platy was ready, she began to, "hide" and then a day later her babies were born.
I am guessing a few days to a week?
I would start thinking of options now ( in regards to what you will do with them, bigger tank, etc ) because soon you will be overrun with them. A 20 h is not big enough and you are already at the max with what you have in there.
Yeah I don't plan on keeping them, probably going to give them to my lfs
 
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This is what my girl looked like the night she gave birth

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Oh, mine looks pretty close to that.
 
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This is what my girl looked like the night she gave birth

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Ugh, so sad now. I missed her giving birth and I can find any of the babies, they probably got eaten. She's super skinny and much more active now too though
 
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Oh, mine looks pretty close to that.
I actually found 7 fry and put them in a 2.5g with the same tank water from the 20g. What do I feed them? How often? And how long can they go with out food?
 

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