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04-29-2012, 03:41 PM #1
must I have a male platy with my females?
I have a male and 2 female platy in my 30 gal. I've seen at least 3 batches of fry in 3 months. miraculously, 3 babies - one from each staggered batch have survived. I really don't want any more babies as it's a community tank that I hope to add a few more fish to soon.
I'd be happy to rehome the male (and the 3 babies when they get big enough) to avoid more fry if the 2 females will be okay.
So - must I have the male for the 2 females to be happy?
thanks for any advice.
04-29-2012, 05:33 PM #2
04-29-2012, 05:45 PM #3
thanks so much for the reply AND the info. I'm going to do exactly that first chance I get. He badgers those poor girls to death anyway LOL They'll be glad to see him gone! :o)
04-29-2012, 09:36 PM #4Member Swordtails
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It is possible that your two females will have more fry after you remove the male because they (the females) can store sperm in their bodies. Also, any third female that you get, if it has been around males, will almost certainly be pregnant. You might want to consider adding fish that will eat the babies.