View Full Version : Platty and Guppy breeding confusion

04-10-2006, 05:44 AM
I have a tank which contains 1 Black Moor goldfish, 1 Fantail goldfish, 4 Female coldwater plattys, 4 female Coldwater Guppies and 1 White Cloud Minnow none of these fish Exceed 2 inches and somehow the plattys and guppies keep falling pregnant any ideas how?

04-10-2006, 05:43 PM
They were most likely impregnated when you got them. Guppy and platy can save sperm from one fertiliztion and use it to spawn several batches of fry,

04-10-2006, 11:50 PM
thats neat so if i buy them from a store they will give me fry?

04-11-2006, 02:39 AM
They can if they been fertilized in the store. If you by a female Guppy for example you will most likely get several batches of fry even if you don't get a male.

04-11-2006, 08:32 AM
oh, well, i bred these guppies myself from a mate who gave them to me and when the female was impregnated i seperated her in a guppy tank she gave birth i imedietly seperated the babies and i guess they must have inbred

as for the plattys i had numerous females and bought a male and put him in a hwile ago then seperated him so that would explain it if the females can store sperm