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How Long Do Fish Stay Pregnant

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by mrbunman, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. mrbunman

    mrbunman Member

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    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. england

    england channa aka snakehead

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    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?
     
  3. mrbunman

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    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
     
  4. england

    england channa aka snakehead

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

    england channa aka snakehead

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

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    dost it look like the in the body and the tail

    [​IMG]

    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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    Tolak Gun Toting Lunatic

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

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

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