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How Many Babies Will My Platy Have

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by fishkeeper694, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. fishkeeper694

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    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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    It's had to predict but you can expect anything from 10-30 fry, not all will survive though
     
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    most of mine have between 15-20
     
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    ok, thankyou :) 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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    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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    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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    Mine isn't much bigger, she's the smallest one
     
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    aww cute :') x i cant wait for rain to give birth, i hope i can keep them alive :/ x
     
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    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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    ahh xD thanks for warning me :) xx
     

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