Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal



Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    131

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    For being a Cardianl lover too - steeler58   

    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!!!!!!!!"

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    98

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


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

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    4,226

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~   Merry Christmas - mommy1   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   For Your 33 Gallon. Happy Holidays! - Taurus   Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime   

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    Platies and convicts? you're only missing guppies and bristlenose to complete the set of fast reproducing fish.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    98

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Maybe some swordtails too 😂.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Paradise
    Posts
    9,915

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    【ツ】 - korith   For helping the turkey cross the road - mommy1   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   You said that naughty word on the forum again. - mommy1   Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1   
    HIV/AIDS - William   Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - William   

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    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.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    3,079

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Merry Christmas - Cliff   Merry Xmas! - Sandz   H'agassizii a lovely christmas! - ScottishFish   Thanks!  Merry Christmas to you, too! - KevinVA   Merry Christmas - mommy1   
    HIV/AIDS - ~firefly~   

    Default


    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.
    I have read this somewhere. Yes. Fascinating behaviour...very clever!
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    45,033

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's an umbrella for the coming storm - mermaidwannabe   Thanks for the points - Silbar   Thanks for the rep - Silbar   Try to stay dry this week. - Silbar   More rep already? Thank you kindly my friend ;-) - steeler58   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    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
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •