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Platt looks like she’s going to give birth for the 3rd time in 2 weeks?

Ellie123

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Hey,

my platy gave birth for the first time just over 2 weeks ago and then had 2 more fry a couple of days later, however if you look at the size of her now she looks almost ready to pop again! is this normal? she looks like she’s swallowed a box as well which I know happens close to birth.

thanks!
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It is not unusual for them to have fry several times. They may release a few at a time or all at once, mollies do the same thing. :)
 

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Good luck with your fry, I had Black mollies that filled one of my 10 gallon tanks with fry and I had to give many away when they grew to prevent overcrowding.;) Enjoy your fish:fish:
 

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This is quite normal for livebearer, if they’re stress they can keep their fry until they feel safe.
 
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