Should i separate her?

Kaylah

So I believe my sunset platy is pregnant. This would be her first time with me, we've had her about 4 months now. She's starting to look more boxy than round to me but I'm not sure. I have a breeder box that filters with the current tank water and also a 15g tank. Should I seperate her or give it more time? I don't want to do it too early and stress her out but I do want to seperate her prior to fry as our fish are good at finding and eating fry.
 

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BigManAquatics

Guess it all depends how quick you want to be overpopulated.
 

AquaticQueen

Her gravid spot isn't overly dark or even visible so I don't think she's going to deliver quite yet. How is she behaving? When a livebearer is about to give birth, it usually secludes itself from the rest of the tank, acts lethargic, and almost always refuses food.
Like BigManAquatics said, you will be overpopulated quite soon if you decide to raise the fry. You could always sell them of course, but if you don't want to have to deal with the fry you can let her give birth in the main tank and she and the other fish will consume them pretty fast.
 

RishonRJ

If You Could Show A Clear View Of Her Back Please? (So That I Can Tell If There Is A Gravid Spot)
But Most Likely, She Is Pregnant As Far As Her Gills and Stomach look
 

emeraldking

Not all pregnant females show a clear gravid spot, to be honest...
 

RishonRJ

Not all pregnant females show a clear gravid spot, to be honest...
Well Not Always, To Be Honest..
 

Marlene327

Well Not Always, To Be Honest..
I know you're pretty new here, please know emeraldking is our forum's guru on livebearing fish and always has good advice. If there's anything you need to know, he's willing to help. I think most of us at one time are confused about our fish's gravid spots. Sometimes they're clear, sometimes very dark. Sometimes you barely see it at all, and each fish is different just like people. A younger fish will present a little differently than an old one who's had many drops.
Do you also raise platies, or maybe guppies? I raised guppies for awhile and could always ask emeraldking more questions. Just when you think you know, something makes you say hmmm!
 

emeraldking

Well Not Always, To Be Honest..
There are even females that won't show a gravid spot at all... No matter the stage of pregnancy.
 

PAcanis

To be honest, I'm surprised this thread wasn't moved into the Breeder's Forum like mine was. And I'm not even a breeder.

:D
 

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