I have four female platys. They are all three rather rotund, but so far I"ve not viewed them have babies. How can you tell if they room pregnant or simply plain fat native overeating?
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When pregnant platys and swords, mollys, guppys and also the prefer start to have a black color spot in the back of the belly wich is called gravid clues this spot will gain bigger together the pregnancy advances and by the finish of the pregnant you may have the ability to see the tiny fry v the point out (most likelly just and also eye when someone move inside), this take away arround 3 weeks (can"t mental the exact amount the time), by the finish of the pregnancy she will shot to get away kind the other fish and won"t move much from a corner or within plants to safeguard the shortly to be new borns from various other fish.I"m sorry ns can"t be an ext specific.

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You know what? This is helpful. I have one that is currently guarded and also doing just as friend said. Twill be exciting to watch.
If that behavior is currently happening ns would mean the new fry to be born within the following 24 hrs!, enjoy!!!
No babies this morning uneven they were every eaten prior to I gained there. I honestly don"t check out the black color spot on their underside. In fact, I view a while point out on every one of them. I tried to take some pictures from the bottom feather up. Here are 2 of them. They seem a little bit round, however none of lock have adjusted much from the in the last couple of weeks. Not sure what the transaction is.

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Yep! Looks prefer they could be to me..especially the one top top the left!The "gravid spot" is not always noticeable lahlumdi....You can always see it in guppy"s" since their skin is more transparent and their colouring permits us to view it rather easily, however with the other livebearers, platys" and also mollies in particular, due to the fact that of your colouring and also thicker skin, the is no as prominent and also sometimes no noticeable at all. Ns have had platys" and also never noticed a gravid clues on the pregnant females.The gestation duration is approx. 21-28 job normally, but it can take longer, she can also drop some fry and also then wait a day or so before dropping more. They deserve to look an extremely fat for weeks and then end a work or therefore they may look like they space going come explode, yet may also look like this for days on end (can become really frustrating with all the wait lol). The behaviour is the same for all livebearers and the complying with is solution I provided in one more thread ~ above what behaviour to look the end for:You may notice that she swims awkwardly or slower due to the extra weight. She may hide a lot more, one of two people in plants, behind the heater, in decor etc. Or just sit ~ above the bottom in a corner....when the is really close to she dropping the fry, she may likewise stop eating, possibly swim/pace up and down the side of the tank at time (as she may become really restless) and she may seem to be a little more aggressive towards the other fish at this time as she simply wants to it is in left alone, she stomach will take ~ above a square crate shape as result of the bear canal moving right into the right position for dropping the fry, she will shot to uncover a good/dark hiding spot wherein she can drop the fried food in peace.....I have probably forget a couple of other things, but hope this helps!...If she look at a little thinner, then she more than likely did fall fry during the night and it is feasible that every the fried food were eaten (they are very an excellent at hiding in the gravel because that a couple of days though).