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  1. #1

    Default platy aren't breeding!!!!!!!!


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    is this planet earth?
    i have 3 platy (2 females, and 1 male)
    i have had them for over 2 weeks in a 10 gallon.
    they have not bred yet!!.
    one in a day or two i see the male attempt to breed but females either just swim away and the male doesn't follow or nip him and he doesn't try any more.
    the females are slightly bigger then the male but that is suppose to be normal.
    what the heck is going on?
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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    What is your tank's temperature?

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    I wish I had a transporter, as seen in Star Trek...I'd trade tanks with you
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    two weeks? I'd give them some more time - your females may just not be settled enough yet in the tank to feel comfortable breeding. And it could be that the females are already pregnant. Wait another month before you decide they aren't breeding.

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    If platy are anything like my mollies they breed every 50-60 days or so between giving birth to fry. So patient young grasshopper they may already be pregnant but just not showing yet. As I doubt you got a cam on there 24/7. That or as someone else mentioned they may need more time to get acclimated to the tank.
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    And it could be that the females are already pregnant.
    Precisely...we bought 2 females, for we wanted no fry...we have 10 fry and adults, and counting
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    One female has been there for 2-3 months the other for a month but the male has been there for two weeks. They might be pregnant but it doesn't look like it. The last time I had males and females 24/7 the name would chase around the females.

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    make sure you have places your fry can hide to avoid the parents eating them

    I've never kept platys but if they're like guppies than they probably wont survive long without somewhere to hide from the adults

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    that is true for any livebearers really. I think I may have done to good a job with the mollies in hiding spots because I am starting to get over run with fry, they out number the adults at least 2:1
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    Any other fish in the tank? May platies seem like they don't breed because the fry rarely survive for long before getting hunted down and eaten.
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