is my platy pregnant?

adiemcarthur

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I have what seems to be one male and one female platy, and i am beginning to think she is pregnant. The one that i believe is a female has a bigger belly than the male. Also the male follows the female around everywhere. He will constantly be with her, I am not quite sure but kind of assume she is. Just coming on here to ask for someones answer or opinion on this. Thanks!
 

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If you have a male and female, the female will be at some stage of pregnancy.

It is also a good idea to have more females than males. With one of each the male will continually pester the female; males can be so persistent that the female can die of stress. With more females, each one gets time out while the male chases another. But this does mean a lot more fry. Every month.
 

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Well, even if she's developing eggs, she doesn't have to be pregnant yet. For there's a difference between holding eggs and being pregnant as long as the eggs aren't fertilized yet. But in both ways, she can be big.
 

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Since there is no photo and you said
The one that i believe is a female
it is easy to tell male platies from females. Lok at the anal fin - that's the one underneath the fish right in front of the tail. If it's fan shapes, it's a female; if it's rod shaped, it's a male.
 

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