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#1 mrbunman

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:21 PM

i have a fish who is showing all the signs of pregnancy,
just wondering how long does it last because at first , i thought she was dying until
i came on here , i dont know what type she is and i cant upload a picture.
so any help would be great thanx :/

#2 nelly

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:31 PM

hi it depends if its a livebearer.....most fish lay or scatter eggs...do you know what type of fish it is?
how long have you had it?
what size tank?and tank mates?
is your tank fully matured?

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:35 PM

hi it depends if its a livebearer.....most fish lay or scatter eggs...do you know what type of fish it is?
how long have you had it?
what size tank?and tank mates?
is your tank fully matured?

The tank is 35ltr and is fully mature i have no idea what she is
i have her isolated in a 15ltr tank now so im just waiting

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:37 PM

sorry its difficult to say if shes pregnant, google the following
guppy
mollie
sword tail
platy
do any of them look like yours

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:45 PM

sorry its difficult to say if shes pregnant, google the following
guppy
mollie
sword tail
platy
do any of them look like yours

she looks like a platy but the centre of her tail is longer she has been
like this for the last four days.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:49 PM

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what about this variet of platy

maybe ill rather than pregnant, or could be a heavy birth...

we will need more to go on sorry

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:52 PM

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what about this variet of platy

maybe ill rather than pregnant, or could be a heavy birth...

we will need more to go on sorry

she looks like that but her tail is alot longer in the middle of it,
thanx for the help

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:10 PM

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:45 PM

dost it look like the in the body and the tail

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If so then their a pin tail platy.
Their pregnant for around 30 days or so and even with mo males they can store sperm for several months

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 11:15 PM

I was thinking pin tail as well once elongation of the middle of the tail was mentioned.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:20 AM

could be plume tail also as that has 2-3 extensions in the middle of the fin




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