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Old 06-07-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
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Guppy Pregnancy

First time guppy owner: I got this guppy from my LFS and they said she was probably already pregnant. Ive had her for about four days. I've spent hours sitting watching her and I definitely see eyes and I do see males following her and she does like to go over to the corner of the tank to not be bothered. Her gravid spot seems darker today than it has but she's not very big. Can someone give me some insight into what I can do and what I should expect? And if she is pregnant, how long do I have? Thanks!! Click image for larger version

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Old 06-07-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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Better picture... Got her to stay still.

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She's not eating... Just picking it up and spitting it out and her fins are clamped most the time as well..
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:22 PM   #4
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Her tail looks a little torn, wit my experience wit guppies, she may have fin rot. Every time I brought a new guppy home from the shop they had something wrong wit them, needed treatment or extra salt and frequent water changes each day till they recovered. She looks like she's only in the early stages of pregnancy too, my guppies become like balloons b4 they're ready to drop fry
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:40 PM   #5
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I noticed her fin but I didn't even think of fin rot. Does fin rot not turn the fins white or black? I know of it I've just never dealt with or seen it in any of my tanks. Should I quarantine her or just treat the whole tank? Would probably be best to treat the tank if it's ok for the other guppies, right? She probably has two+ weeks before I need to worry about fry then?
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:49 PM   #6
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They say quarantine them, but for me, I didn't have anywhere else to put fish for that, so I treated the tank, first with medicine and then after treatment time just changing out water each day, cause I read they need very clean water for recovery, I also added a little extra salt. It usually started wit the fins/ tail disappearing, that can mayb be hard to notice, I only noticed one of the new guppies I got had it cause her arm fins were fuzzy white at the end and then I saw her body didn't look right, but after I treated her, and kept very clean water for her recovery she was fine
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:52 PM   #7
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It's hard to tell from just pics, if she does hav fin rot. She just may have torn her tail on something. Just monitor her, see if the tail or fins have any deterioration, then u would know for sure she has if she has it.
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Is it rapid deterioration? Or should I be able to notice it fairly quick? I sit and watch them quite a few times a day (that's about what my fun consists of haha) and I did just look at one of my males and and it does look like he has fin rot. I don't know how I didn't even notice something was wrong. Ahh! I'll try to get a picture of him.
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That definitely looks like fin rot.
Thanks for pointing me out to it!
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:02 PM   #10
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U would prob notice differences in them each day. I watch my fish too, my husband thinks I'm mad haha, but apart from liking to watch what they're up to,I am also checking for any abnormal behaviour/disease, especially if I've introduced new fish to the tank. I'm paranoid about it now cause it can happen so fast and u never even noticed.
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