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    Okay, I know guppies and platies can have several batches of babies from one initial mating, but how many times will they give birth without another mating?

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    I looked that question up and found this;

    A unique feature among female guppies is their remarkable ability to give birth to several broods consecutively without male insemination occurring each time. This is possible because of special folds in the female’s genital area that store sperm until it is later needed for fertilization.


    Sorry several is all it says so I take it three?
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    I guess it could vary from fish to fish. but I wouldn't be surprised if it was at least 2-3 times.
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    So far my platy has done it three times. My guppies I'm uncertain because of the male babies that are growing up in the tank before I remove them. They seem to start pretty young.

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    This is interesting... And I'm so glad we humans don't have the same ability!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Sarah View Post
    This is interesting... And I'm so glad we humans don't have the same ability!
    amen to that. Or we would really have a serious over population issue even more so than now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrozenTundra View Post
    amen to that. Or we would really have a serious over population issue even more so than now.
    Considering my twins are 17 months... Yikes!!!!!! Lol
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    oh dear lord I couldn't imagine either of my 2 boys as twins. It is rough enough with them 4 yrs apart. Although my youngest gave us a scare at first. The doc wasn't sure if it wasn't twins at first, but luckily we got 1
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    My girls are sick right now too... I'm in hell at the moment.
    I have 4 kids in total.. Girl 1is 11yrs, boy is 9, then the identical girls
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Sarah View Post
    My girls are sick right now too... I'm in hell at the moment.
    I have 4 kids in total.. Girl 1is 11yrs, boy is 9, then the identical girls
    How do you have time for fishkeeping??...lol

    Our platys have had at least 3 births....we started with just 2 females, apparently one was "with fry" when we bought her....sort of a "buy one, get several" deal
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