Think my Red Wag Platy is pregnant

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Think my Red Wag Platy is pregnant I just got her today I’m hoping that she is pregnant. I use to have guppies but now trying platys out
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum :)

She looks gravid (pregnant).

Platies reproduce in exactly the same way as guppies so if you did well with the guppies, you should do well with the platy.
 

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Unless the breeding trap is big, you are better off leaving the female in the tank so she doesn't feel trapped and stressed out. Have lots of plants in the tank for her and the babies to hide in and use a small plastic container to scoop any babies out after she has them.
 
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Unless the breeding trap is big, you are better off leaving the female in the tank so she doesn't feel trapped and stressed out. Have lots of plants in the tank for her and the babies to hide in and use a small plastic container to scoop any babies out after she has them.
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And here is what my tank look like
 
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If these are all the fish you've got in there, then there's no need for you to put the pregnant female seperately. The palties themselves hardly chase or eat their fry in such an enviroment. And for sure those neon tetras won't eat the platy fry.
Oh ok I did take her out of the breeder she is hiding by the tank heater behind some plants the only time she come out from behind the plants is to chase off the other female platy or when it feeding time
 
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