View Full Version : Platy Pregnant Or Not?

06-13-2007, 07:53 PM
100 L Medium Planted Community Aquarium

It Has

5 Zebra Danios
5 Harliquin Rasbora's
15 Neon Tetra's
2 Saffron Platy's
2 Male Guppies

A Female Has Gone Strangly Fat...If It Is A Female?

Look At this Picture And Tell Me If You Think She/he is just fat
or if SHE is pregnant


One Of The Guppies Seems To "Sniff" The Suspected Platy And Follows Her/Him Around A Lot Too

06-13-2007, 08:19 PM
The pictures are pretty fuzzy so it's hard to tell

But in the first image, it looks like she might have a gravid spot. I'd need better images to be certain though.

To tell, look behind at the abdomen. At the front you should be able to see the white lining on the abdomen. If she's pregnant, behind that white area it will be black.

06-13-2007, 08:40 PM
I would guess no but it can be hard to tell, even in person. mine seem to often drop fry but retain part of the gravid spot. also, the colour of the fish makes a difference. for light coloured fish I've heard you mainly see little black dots that are the eyes of the fry

06-13-2007, 09:33 PM
thanks for the replys, if she has babies i will post :)