Pregnant Platy?

Daylight

So I just found one little fry hanging around one of my java ferns and I was wondering which one of my female platies are pregnant? Is it normal that a female platy give birth to only one fry?

Here some pictures:


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BottomDweller

She looks like she isn't finished giving birth
 

Daylight

She looks like she isn't finished giving birth
Which one cause the first and second picture are different females and I was wondering which one was pregnant
 

BottomDweller

Both of them look like they are about to give birth
 

BeanFish

If there are males in the tank they will always be pregnant. Those 2 Platys look in the late pregnancy stage. I don't think your Platy gave birth to just one fry, probably they ate all their fry and just that one managed to survive.
 

Daylight

Both of them look like they are about to give birth
How can you tell, I am new to breeding fish and I don't know how a gravid spot looks like
 

jonahdough

Hi! I have been breeding livebearers for several years. All of the fish in the pictures appear to be pregnant. The gravid spot is a dark round spot near the anal vent.
 

Daylight

Hi! I have been breeding livebearers for several years. All of the fish in the pictures appear to be pregnant. The gravid spot is a dark round spot near the anal vent.
would the spot be visible on the side or on the bottom?
 

jonahdough

The spot would be visible from the side. It might not be too noticeable but if you look closely you will see.
 

Sarah73

Here's how you know if your female is pregnant... If you have a male and female, the female will get pregnant. heheheheheheh simple as that. Now a gravid spot is dark and black. It shows the babies eyes. Very tiny. The parents will eat their fry if they can catch them.
 

jonahdough


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Sarah73

Yes, she is pregnant. She will be giving birth very soon if not already.

It's all good. If you want to raise the fry you can get a breeder net or another tank (cycled).
 

Daylight

Yes, she is pregnant. She will be giving birth very soon if not already.
Is it possible that the female only gave birth to one fry but she will later give birth to more? I know there might be a possibility that the fries might have be eaten
 

Sarah73

Very rarely do platies give birth to one or two fry. They give birth to around 20 fry. Most of them either got eaten or are hiding. They are very hard to spot.
 

jonahdough

Well there's always that possibility but normally they have about 10-20 at a time
 

Daylight

does this fry look healthy?


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pixelhoot

Yes! Congrats on the healthy baby! They like baby brine shrimp and crushed flakes. :>
 

goplecos

All of those fish have a gravid spot. The last 2 are very late into pregnancy. You can tell because they have a square stomach. You could have just one for several reasons. 1 the fish isn't done giving birth. Sometimes they drop them all at once or over the course of several weeks. 2 The rest got eaton. If the tank is small or not heavily planted this is possible. 3 There could be more that you haven't seen. Babies are super sneaky and I don't always see mine for a few weeks. That is a nice healthy baby.
 

BettaPonic

Platies can store sperm. If they have ever mated they will have multiple births.
 

Daylight

good news my platies had 4 more frys but instead of being orange they are white. is there something wrong?
 

BeanFish

good news my platies had 4 more frys but instead of being orange they are white. is there something wrong?
They color up as they grow.
 

goplecos

good news my platies had 4 more frys but instead of being orange they are white. is there something wrong?

Platies are clear at birth. Give at least a week. It is usually 2 weeks to see color though
 

Daylight

Platies are clear at birth. Give at least a week. It is usually 2 weeks to see color though
They color up as they grow.
ok thanks I read somewhere online not on this forum that when the platies frys are born they are born with their colors
 

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