Platies - Pregnant or Overfed

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Jeffed76

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So I picked some platies that I hoped were pregnant. Now I can’t decide if they are pregnant or I’m over feeding them. Any guesses?

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fishorama

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Well, they're all quite chubby. I'm guessing the top 1 is female, it has a shadow of a "gravid spot". The second looks male based on the "gonopodium". Look up those terms & pics.

The 3rd, I can't tell anything but overfed.
 
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fishorama

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Once females are fertilized, there's no telling how many fry they may produce.. They can often "store" sperm.
This is 1 reason I don't keep live bearers any more. . I wish you good luck!

But feed less...
 
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