Is This Fish Pregnant?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by hugh71158, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. hugh71158

    hugh71158Valued MemberMember

    As I rapidly learn about this tank of fish, I think two of the three platties are female. In fact, I wonder if this one is pregnant!

    Hugh

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  2. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    Hello!

    The one in the pic is a female, but not pregnant, at least not yet :p. They are easy to sex, look at their analfin on the bottom (one near their poop hole, for lack of a better word) if it is fanned, like the one in the pic, they are females. If it is rod shaped, they are males. You'll know when they're pregnant (if not sick), they get much larger in the stomach area and get a "square" shape to their size when ready to drop. She's a very pretty one!

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Al913

    Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    I would say she is pregnant! She probably has at least 3 weeks to go though
     
  4. AWheeler

    AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

    Any type of live bearing fish is almost always pregnant. This one just looks like she has a way to go.
     
  5. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    lol technically yes :p maybe gravid is a better word?
     
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    hugh71158

    hugh71158Valued MemberMember

    Thanks everyone - I guess I better prepare!!!
     
  7. OP
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    hugh71158

    hugh71158Valued MemberMember


    Thank you
     
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