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Old 01-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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guppy pregnant?

Hi i just started uo my first ever tropical fish tank about a month and a half ago. I brought 2 female guppys and a male guppy the pet store decided to leave out they breed alot. Was wondering how to tell if their pregnant ive added pics of both female guppys if anyone can help id very much appreciate it. Thanks

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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Hi

The first guppy pic is prob pregnant but not that big, I have 1 that has the same colouring


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It had fry on Sunday.
The second pic, she looks ready to drop, is she bigger? If her gravid spot is nearly black I'd put her in a floating breeder tank... I just can't see from that pic
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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The light in my pic makes tale look yellow but it changes as he swims around
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for replying to my post. Its so hard to get good pics they move so quick lol I've added more hopefully better one. is it true they are Pretty much always pregnant?


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Old 01-15-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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That's fine always here to help if I can both of them really look like they're ready to drop right now! Maybe 2 breeder boxes would be a better plan lol, you might even find fry in the morning! Yea every 28 days you should have fry, they can breed for 6 months even if there is no male around as they hold... In not some nice words... Sperm or what ever the fish term is lol
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #6
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Lol the pet store sure left all that out when i brought them, i have a breeder box but i read that it can stress them out and they can hold onto babies and kill them and herself is that true?
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:03 PM   #7
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Yea if you leave them in there for to long (a week or more) then can really stress them out, put some floating weed in the top and bottom compartment so they fill like their binding then you should be ok, I used fake weed, doesn't have to be real, you can leave them in the tank but you'd have to fish the fry out as they're born otherwise your fish will just eat the fry, mother as well!
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They don't always kill them self they can abort the fry tho :-(, but by how big your guppies are you should be alright
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Its so frustrating i want her to hurry up and have them im trying to watch out for the signs so i can then put her in breeder tank i put her in of a night just in case and i let her out of a morning
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:48 AM   #10
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My guppy gave away no signs what so ever :-s I was forever looking in my tank waiting for some sign to put her in lol, in the end I put her in the breeder trap on Thursday and she had fry Sunday morning. What's your time difference there? I'm sending this and in my time it's 10:48am
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