Thread: Platies are worse than rabbits!
12-25-2013, 05:29 AM #1Member Goldfish
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Platies are worse than rabbits!
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!!!!!!!!"
01-03-2014, 07:09 PM #2
You can raise the fry and maybe they will both be female👍!
01-03-2014, 07:11 PM #3
01-03-2014, 07:15 PM #4
Maybe some swordtails too 😂.
01-03-2014, 08:56 PM #5
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.
01-03-2014, 10:23 PM #6
0"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~
01-03-2014, 10:37 PM #7