Is my preggers platy dying, or just being lazy?

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HI guys! I had recently bought a Mickey Mouse Platy that was pregnant. Lately BOTH platies that are pregnant have been laying at the top of the tank. Is this a sign that theyll give birth? Are they dying? Are they just being lazy bums xD lol?


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Are they getting bullied by other fish in the tank, or are they alone? My female molly acts similar sometimes, but I don't really ever see her giving birth so i'm not sure. I don't think they are sick, but it's a possibility...
 
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Well currently the platies live with a few other pregnant mollies, and a couple rams. The rams don't bother them, they mainly stay behind the sponge filter. The mollies stay mid level and only come up and down during feeding time.


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I have an airstone, and their in a 45 gal.


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They're so pregnant that they look like ballons, but they're not


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Looks like I'm going to have like 1,000 fry coz even my mollies are pregnant. Ill be raising them, then sell them


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My guppys birth in the top corner of my tank luckily I have hornwort floating in the corner that they birth in so the fry can hide
 
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My technique is to put more plants, then make sure the tank mates are always full


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I wish it was just that I had to protect babies from parents and tank mates, I got dwarf gouramis to lower the number of fry but even when I leave my fry in the tank for 2 weeks I'm still pulling out 20-30 babies every 2 weeks, I'm tempted to remove some plants so maybe the numbers will drop, lol ( I have over 60 babies that are in the fry tank at the moment) my babies swim right with the parents and will compete for food at birth and are still alive at 2 weeks
 

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I had a ton of fry too even with my guoramis. I figured out that one of my plants was hiding a ton of fry. The plant went bye bye and the number of surviving fry went down. Still, I end up with many that survive. I raise them and then donate them to schools, nursing homes, etc. that have tanks.


 

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