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05-03-2012, 11:28 PM
my platy was giving birth, but stopped when a baby got stuck. i see the tail only and fear the dorsal fin is preventing the birth.
05-03-2012, 11:30 PM
Unfortunately have never seen a live bearer give birth yet. So, not sure if breach is an issue. (I always miss it)
My instincts say to net and try tweezer it out, or wait and see if she can pop it out.
05-03-2012, 11:41 PM
its been over an hour now and tail is whiter then it should be. i think its dead by now. i will try to tweezer it. thanks
05-03-2012, 11:46 PM
Your welcome, good luck.
05-03-2012, 11:53 PM
went to tweez it but baby tail twitched and somehow went back inside. to my knowledge, they are born in an eggsack that bursts upon entry into the water.
im affraid that this mother is doomed if she cant reabsorb her baby.
05-04-2012, 12:09 AM
Good luck. My platies are either giving birth to a couple at night and they get eaten or they just arent ready.
Have you separated her to give her to reduce some stress? I dont know if they can try to give birth again if it doesnt work. Good luck.
05-04-2012, 12:22 AM
yes shes in a breeder tank inside the main tank. still no more babies being born. im not sure if their is any water for the baby to breathe
05-04-2012, 01:22 AM
Wow. Guess the baby wasn't too stuck. Hope she pops them all out soon for you.
05-04-2012, 05:57 PM
just an update. the mom is ok and had 18 babies. still not sure what happened to the breach baby as there are none dead.
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