I have 12 baby platies. A bit over a month ago I got 2 females platies. :) One of them is all black with an orange belly, and the othew is yellow and orange with a black tail. The black one gave birth a few days after I got it to 9 babies. All are still alive. The other one gave birth 2 weeks ago to 3 babies. All alive. There must have been more, but they were probably eaten. :( I didn't even have to seperate the babies, all the fish just ignored them. lol A reliable LPS has agreed to take the babies when they are big enough.