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Old 07-07-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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Guppy about to drop fry after 2 weeks? [photos]

Hi everyone! This is my first time posting, but I've been visiting from quite some time, and I hope your friendly advice can help me out on my little dilemma.

Anyway, I have a female guppy who dropped fry 2 weeks ago. For the past two days, I've noticed that she looks like she's about to drop fry again. Her gravid spot is dark, she has a boxy look in her stomach, bent back, and she's being aggressive towards her tank mates. I am not sure if she's about to drop because like I said, she just dropped 2 weeks ago, and it takes around 4 weeks for another drop, right?

I have two tanks: 1 5g for my fry and a 10g where I have 2 males and 3 females.

Her stomach isn't as big as it was on the first drop, and that's why I'm apprehensive to put her in the nursery tank for fear that she will have a nice little snack on another generation of fry that are in there (and less than a week old). I don't believe in breeder boxes, so I'm torn between leaving her in the "adult tank" or transferring her to the nursery tank where there are a lot more hiding spaces for potential new fry to hide.

Can you please look at my pictures and help me decide what to do? Thanks!
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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Welcome to AA, she looks like she has a bit to go yet. I just let mine drop in the community tank and then fish the fry out into the box
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