1. Katemine

    Nursery tank is finally complete.

    10 gal set up for live bearing mothers and their fry. No males allowed. Non pregnant females and males are kept in a studding tank. I love this hobby. It is keeping ke very happy. Let me know what you think of it.
  2. R


    hi, so i’ve got some danio and platy fish in my tank and i didn’t know that any were pregnant however when i looked in my tank tonight i saw this hovering near the filter and I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what breed it is. I’ve been looking very closely on images and videos of...
  3. C

    What is this fish?

    I recently bought this fish from Petsmart. The employee said it was a platy and ended up picking a random sku because she didn't know which breed it was. I was thinking it was a very large female guppy but she's a lit bigger than guppies I've raised. (2in. in length) The black spot seems to be...
  4. D

    Is my platy pregnant/when will she give birth

    Hello! I have 3 female platy fish living with a male platy, and one of the females is very very large. Could someone please help identify if this is a pregnancy, and if it is when she will give birth? I have had pregnant fish but I miss the minnows and they get eaten :( The male is aggressively...
  5. A

    Pregnant platys???

    Hi there quite new to this! I took these platies on from a friends who moved away, they are just a portion of the fish she had the others went to a relative. I just wondered if anyone could tell me if they are pregnant or not I tried my best the get photos. I’ve done a bit of research but can’t...
  6. Q

    Can a platy be gay?

    So I have a 140l community tank filled with guppies, cherry barbs, dwarf gourami. My sister gave me 2 female platys which have been doing fine but I added a male last week and he hasn't wanted anything to do with the female platys so I got another male and 3 more females incase he felt lonely...
  7. J

    First 10Gal tank and had a couple fish die after only 2 days. Help!

    Hello, My roommate and me are new to all this. My roommate had got a male beta about 7 months ago and set up a 2 Gal tank for it. The ammonia spiked in that set up and ended up killing the beta. We then went and got a 10Gal tank. We let the tank cycle for a bit and after testing the water and...
  8. T

    Tiny black line on Platy monopodium

    Hi! I have noticed a recent appearing of a tiny black line on the gonopodium of one of my male blue and black Platys (see attached photo). I have been researching all kinds of worms, pests and parasites, and have found nothing that looks like this. Is it likely just a color spot appearing as...
  9. P

    Help! No idea what is wrong with Platy fish

    I have had my female platy Dora for about 3 months now. She was all good at first but over the last few weeks I’ve noticed her top fin looking weird, almost like it was going transparent. I’ve also noticed she’s very skinny (she’s a sunset so maybe just the type?) compared to my other females...
  10. W

    Platy in distress!

    Hi all! A few months ago, my partner and I inherited a tank from a friend who was moving across the country. We have had some issues because the tank was not properly cycled before our friend put the fish in and the water quality was very poor when they arrived with us but up until now, all of...
  11. A

    Platy making bubbles at the top of water! HELP!!

    I have 4 platys (3F,1M) and an Albino Rainbow shark. My tank has been running for almost a year. Today one of my female platys is staying at the top of the water blowing bubbles and then eating them. She ate this morning just fine, and is not off balance so I am leaning towards it not being swim...
  12. xipo817

    Pseudo gravidity spot of platy male

    I crossed below white mickey platy and blue tuxedo platy and gained only male offspring. There were two types of male. Type 1.Blue tuxedo mickey mouse. Type 2. Blue mickey mouse. Look close at their anal. They have pseudo gravidity spot(PGS). As tuxedo is sex chromosome linked and only...
  13. xipo817

    What is vertical stripe and stripe sided of platy? In above paper it is written that there are vertical stripes(Vs) and stripe sided(Sp) phenotypes of...
  14. G

    Platy help please!!!

    Fat or pregnant platy?? Is she is pregnant how much longer do you think until babies? I have another post too today for a swordtail if u can help with that too
  15. P

    Is my female platy fish sick?

    Please help! Does my platy look sick? She looks puffy and extra white on the stomach. She did previously have babies, so maybe pregnant again but it doesn’t look like last time or normal :(
  16. xipo817

    I am confused with platy sex determination

    Recently I crossed blue tuxedo female and white mickey mouse male. After raising 1 month some of them showed slight tuxedo pattern and others not. And those showing tuxedo was male and others seemed female. So I thoght female was WY(Tuxedo) and male was YY. But thesedays those seemed female...
  17. madireeder

    Platies mysteriously dying!!!

    The water quality in my tank is perfect, I test it frequently. Everything has been great otherwise but my platies keep dying! And very unexpectedly! I have two balloon mollies, I HAD two platies (now one), and 3 African Clawed Frogs (which i’m not very happy about because the pet store told me...
  18. xipo817

    About genetics of platy and swordtail

    I am planning to make albino platy by crossing platy and albino swordtail. I know the oncogene xmrk located in X and Y chromosome in platy might cause tumor in hybrid if I am not careful enough. I heard those tumor is melanoma and its progenitor is only macromelanophore. So my question is...
  19. L

    Mollies/Platys dying one by one

    Hello, So I have a 130 litre tropical aquarium that has been running for at least 7 years now. For the past year I’ve only had black skirt tetras, black phantom tetras and rasboras, all of which are doing fine. About 6 weeks ago I purchased 4 Platys and 4 mollies and didn’t even think to...
  20. foxgirl158

    Is there anything better than new fish day?

    Merry early Christmas to me! My mom took me to my LFS today, let me pick out two fish and two snails, and she paid for them as an early Christmas present :wub: she’s awesome! All my platies have a Disney/Pixar name theme, along with the two new snails, so without further ado I present: Tula...