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How long is platy labor? She just gave birth to 15 in a matter of 20 minutes but hasn't dropped ...

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    How long is platy labor? She just gave birth to 15 in a matter of 20 minutes but hasn't dropped any for the half hour or so? Still has a gravid spot. they are in a breeder trap. When should I pull her out? Lastly, what is the minimum size fry tank??

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    Samantha

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    4 Bolivan Rams 5 Rummy Nose
    1 German Blue Ram
    1 Otto

    10 gal
    1 White Male Betta
    2 Blue Gourami
    2 Cory


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    5.5 gal
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    How long she continues giving birth depends on a number of factors. She may well still have babies that aren't fully developed that she will give birth to another day or in a few hours. She will probably keep her gravid spot, as she probably has another batch of fry on the way in a month or so.

    The larger the fry tank, the better. You can probably use a 5g tank, but a larger tank will mean the fry grow faster.
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    Thanks Lotus. She appeared to stop labor after 20. as far as I can tell 17 are still with us. I moved them into a small holding container until I can get a fry tank set up.
    Samantha

    29 gal
    1 Convict 3 Black Tetras
    1 Jewel 1 Buenos Aires
    1 Red tail Blue Botia
    1 Golden Zebra Loach
    1 Bosemani 2 Australian Rainbows

    16 gal
    4 Bolivan Rams 5 Rummy Nose
    1 German Blue Ram
    1 Otto

    10 gal
    1 White Male Betta
    2 Blue Gourami
    2 Cory


    5.5 gal
    Platy Fry Tank

    5.5 gal
    Platy Tank

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