Pregnant platy?

Discussion in 'Platy' started by Andreaz27, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. Andreaz27New MemberMember

    I have two female platy fish that look pregnant one of them has had a fry before just one that I found in the tank about 3 weeks ago I don't know if others were eatin or she only had one fry anyway the two female platys look pregnant again how do I know when it's time to separate the females from the rest of the tank so that all the fry doesn't get eaten?
  2. sparkles22Valued MemberMember

    Hi Andrea. .. I had a platy give birth a couple of weeks ago thought she had 2 fry and the rest got eaten... nope they are champion hiders in gravel and in plants.. you prolly have more.........

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  3. Lisa Schuster AltmillerValued MemberMember

    when they get close to giving birth they will get really large and their stomachs will square off so they look like this \_/ and they give birth every 25-35 days or so. However, separating the moms into birthing tanks or boxes is very stressful on the fish. Often times it causes the mom to die due to stress. I put floating plants in my tank to give the fry a place to hide. I've been extremely successful this way.

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  4. jdhefModeratorModerator Member

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