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Old 08-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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How can I tell if my angelfish are pregnant.

I have 5 angelfish and the one in the pic looks pregnant to me can anyone help on this and what do I need to do to help?
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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Just to clarify...

Just so we are on the same page, Angelfish are egglayers so they will never be pregnant. Only the livebearing fishes such as Guppies, Mollies, Swords, and Platies for example can be pregnant.
Angelfish can be "gravid" which means that they are holding eggs.

If you have no intention on breeding these fish, you need to do nothing. A female Angelfish can carry eggs her entire adult life and never spawn.

What you do have to watch out for is if this rounded appearance is from bloat. If your fish is eating and pooping on a regular basis, it does not have bloat.

Hope this helps...
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Just so we are on the same page, Angelfish are egglayers so they will never be pregnant. Only the livebearing fishes such as Guppies, Mollies, Swords, and Platies for example can be pregnant.
Angelfish can be "gravid" which means that they are holding eggs.

If you have no intention on breeding these fish, you need to do nothing. A female Angelfish can carry eggs her entire adult life and never spawn.

What you do have to watch out for is if this rounded appearance is from bloat. If your fish is eating and pooping on a regular basis, it does not have bloat.

Hope this helps...
Do you know if Ranbows get pregnant? Sorry for ask in your tread .......
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:53 PM   #4
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No they aren't livebearers either. There's only a handful of livebearers common in the trade.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:58 PM   #5
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Do you know if Ranbows get pregnant? Sorry for ask in your tread .......
Rainbow fish are egglayers and to the best of my recollection, there are no live bearing Rainbows so NO, they cannot be pregnant.
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