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#1 fishkeeper694

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:31 PM

my platy, rain, its her first time ever pregnant,she is only small. how many babies do they usually have on their first birth? xxx

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:37 PM

It's had to predict but you can expect anything from 10-30 fry, not all will survive though

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:41 PM

most of mine have between 15-20

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:43 PM

ok, thankyou :) xxx

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:13 PM

my platy, rain, its her first time ever pregnant,she is only small. how many babies do they usually have on their first birth? xxx

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If the mother is still very small, she can have only a few babies the first time, like 2-5 the most. It just depends on the fish.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:18 PM

My little red/ black platy is small & she must've had at least 10, 6 of which are still around, I saw at least 2 get eaten

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#7 fishkeeper694

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:18 PM

my platy, rain, its her first time ever pregnant,she is only small. how many babies do they usually have on their first birth? xxx

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If the mother is still very small, she can have only a few babies the first time, like 2-5 the most. It just depends on the fish.

she is about an inch and a bit in size, which is tiny compared to my other platy's bless her x

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

Mine isn't much bigger, she's the smallest one

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:17 PM

aww cute :') x i cant wait for rain to give birth, i hope i can keep them alive :/ x

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:00 PM

aww cute :') x i cant wait for rain to give birth, i hope i can keep them alive :/ x


Probably best if they don't all survive - she'll be giving birth every 4-6 weeks until 6 months after her last contact with a male. Assuming you have a male in with her, then once she gets a bit bigger, she'll be carrying upwards of 30 fry at a time, so you'll soon be looking at a tank FULL of platies. Platies aren't the easiest of fish to rehome, because they are so cheap to buy (both from a retailer's and a fishkeeper's point of view).

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:02 PM


aww cute :') x i cant wait for rain to give birth, i hope i can keep them alive :/ x


Probably best if they don't all survive - she'll be giving birth every 4-6 weeks until 6 months after her last contact with a male. Assuming you have a male in with her, then once she gets a bit bigger, she'll be carrying upwards of 30 fry at a time, so you'll soon be looking at a tank FULL of platies. Platies aren't the easiest of fish to rehome, because they are so cheap to buy (both from a retailer's and a fishkeeper's point of view).

ahh xD thanks for warning me :) xx




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