Platies - Females Only?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Natalya, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. NatalyaWell Known MemberMember

    So I bought three platies as my first fish awhile ago, 1 male and 2 females. Females immediately got pregnant and started dropping a few fry now and then. About 6 weeks ago, I lost the male, but they are still dropping fry. I am so tired of fry, I try to save them, bought another fish tank for them, Im probably gonna try to give them away for free on craigslist or something, for soon I will have to keep no other fish but platies. So I wonder if it would be fine to just keep 2 female platies and no male? BTW the two fry that grew up to a decent size now are both females, and the others are still very small, so I don't think they fertilize the two original females.
  2. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    They should be fine. Female platies can store sperm for 3-5 months too.
  3. NatalyaWell Known MemberMember

    4 months more of platy fry!
    Does anyone want absolutely free platies in Baltimore? :)
  4. fishwitchNew MemberMember

    They aren't severely aggressive fish, so females only should be fine.

    If it helps, I bought a lone gold twinbar platy from the LFS and she gave birth twice now. Only one surviving fry, but I was so confused when it first happened and there were no other platy's. I joked that she was "budding" :)
  5. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Female platies only sounds fine to me.
  6. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    Just the females is fine. They can continue to drop fry, but mine only did a max of twice after no contact with a male. Hopefully yours will be the same.
  7. NatalyaWell Known MemberMember

    OK, thanks all, I am relieved they dont need male :)
  8. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    They're actually much happier without a male.

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