Platy is having babies, what should I do?

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I have a 10 gallon tank that houses 3 platy, 2 of which are female. I just spotted a baby in my tank, but the girls still look big. I took the guy out so there is one less chance of the baby getting eaten. How do I know when they are done giving birth and when should I remove the females? I also just fed the girls so they would be less hungry to eat the baby.
 

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Just wait until shes skinng again and she doesn't have a gravid spot, the dark bit behind her analfin.
Or you could wait until you have an amount of babies you are happy with and take her out regardless
 
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I can't tell if they are fat because they ate the babies or because they are pregnant. Here is a video I just took of them, any chance you could give me your opinion?
 
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platy ben said:
Just wait until shes skinng again and she doesn't have a gravid spot, the dark bit behind her analfin.
Or you could wait until you have an amount of babies you are happy with and take her out regardless
Do you know how long they typically give birth for? It's now been a few hours since I spotted the first fry and I don't see anything else happening. Although I think there are one 1 or 2 hiding in the hornwort, or at least that is all I can see.
 

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one looks like it has the gravid spot
 
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fishdude360 said:
one looks like it has the gravid spot
Was it the big one or the small one? I am having a hard time telling what the actual gravid spot is on my fish.
 

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the big one
 
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Wow, this was a crazy experience, my platy was giving birth ALL day. She kept trying to eat the babies, she would eye them and start to dart at them and I couldn't stand to watch so I would tap the tank and she would leave them alone. I THINK most ended up getting eaten. I have now removed her because I could no longer see a gravid spot and I was scared the remaning babies would get eaten over night. She was still really fat, but I chopped that up to eating babies all day. I can safely say there are at least 2 babies alive. Thanks everyone for all the help.

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Aww! What a cutey! Makes me want platys again
 

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Aaaaawwwwwww when this happened to me I raced down and got myself a breeder net. Because I only had one tank
 

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Aww!! They are so tiny. =D
 
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