How Long Does A Platy Fish Stay Pregnant

How many babies do platies have?

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When should I separate my pregnant platy?

The main purpose of separating a pregnant Platy from the rest of the fish is to ensure her safety against aggressive tank mates during her condition (and her fry if you choose to). But if you notice that everyone is doing fine and going about their business, you may opt to leave her there in your community tank.

How fast do baby platy fish grow?

How long does it take for the babies to grow to full size? 3-6 months. Longer than that If they are kept in a small enclosure (breeding box) for a long period of time.

How can you tell if a platy is about to give birth?

The Eyes of the Fry and Signs of Impending Birth To accommodate the developing eggs, the mother’s body expands, becoming deeper and broader. A few days before delivery, she develops a bulge below the gills, her outline becoming fairly square in this region, while the gravid spot has enlarged its area.

Will platies eat their babies?

Adult platies don’t have any protective instinct toward fry; in fact, they may eat them. This is why it’s essential to remove the fry from the aquarium as soon as possible. To accomplish this, you must monitor the aquarium no less than every two hours to identify whether any fry have been born.

How long should platy fry be separated?

Keep her there until she gives birth and then separates her from the fry. After two weeks, baby Platies will be large enough to cohabit with adult Platies.

Do fish hide when pregnant?

Nesting. It is completely normal for a pregnant fish to spend more time hiding or seeming to explore plants and decorations in the aquarium. This is an indicator that she is coming close to giving birth, and that she is looking for a place to go through the process.

Why is my platy poop white?

Most of the time, you’ll barely notice this mucus coating because of what your fish eats. The mucus is stretched thin and you’ll see a mush similar in color to the pellets you feed. If your fish has not been eating, you will only see the mucus. This is the “stringy, white fish poop” in fish.

Do pregnant fish lay on bottom of tank?

Pregnant females may also lay on the bottom of the tank prior to giving birth.

How do I know if my fish is laying eggs?

Check for eggs. Once laid, the eggs often look like tiny balls of jelly. These are often scattered to the water, but in some species they end up in a mound on the nesting area, or stuck to the floor or side of the aquarium. Many egg-laying species also have mating rituals, including most gouramis.