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  1. Default Platies are worse than rabbits!


    0 Not allowed!
    So, apparently not all the Platies I restocked with are female despite the careful culling the LFS and I did (or I got one already preggers). I just saw two fry. There's a small voice in my head that says "hey, I'm sure my convict and barbs would like some fresh food!!!!!!!!"

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    0 Not allowed!
    You can raise the fry and maybe they will both be female👍!

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    Platies and convicts? you're only missing guppies and bristlenose to complete the set of fast reproducing fish.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Maybe some swordtails too 😂.

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    Platy can store sperm for many months after the last mating. It is therefore not uncommon to get fry even if you have all females in a tank. It is a great evolutionary advantage. A single female can give birth to several batches of fry and restart a opulation without the need for a male.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    Platy can store sperm for many months after the last mating. It is therefore not uncommon to get fry even if you have all females in a tank. It is a great evolutionary advantage. A single female can give birth to several batches of fry and restart a opulation without the need for a male.
    I have read this somewhere. Yes. Fascinating behaviour...very clever!
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    Platy can store sperm for many months after the last mating. It is therefore not uncommon to get fry even if you have all females in a tank. It is a great evolutionary advantage. A single female can give birth to several batches of fry and restart a opulation without the need for a male.
    That is PRECISELY what happened to us...we bought 2 "mickey mouse" FEMALE platys because we wanted no offspring...we now have those 2, plus 10 or so more juvies, in various stages of development...I wish I had known of this before we brought the original 2 home
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