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Sick or Prego?????

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases & Cures' started by WarthogWilly, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. WarthogWilly

    WarthogWilly Thread Starter New Member

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    Hey I have 4 plattys, no idea of what sex, I cant tell the difference, anyways, im sure there is a pretty good chance theres at least a 3:1 ratio in either direction, so anyways im going to attach some pictures and I realize they are not great shots but its hard to take the picture of a moving fish, lol, so anyways all you experts plz tell me if this fish looks like it has a stomach bloat problem, or if it looks prego, it acts fine, eats fine, seems happy, swims around great, no weird acivities just looks like it has a huge gut.......thanks in advance
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  2. KingKedros452

    KingKedros452 New Member

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    Yep, that's a female. She's probably pregnant. Usually you can see a large black spot inside their belly if they are.
     
  3. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    males have the gonopodium.
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