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Old 02-10-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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how long before she has babies?

I noticed my yellow female guppy is very fat with a large black spot at the back of her belly? how soon does she have before she has the babies? I dont want to keep her in the breeder container for long because it stresses her out. here is a picture, thanks for your help!
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She seems slightly gravid but isn't close to being squared off yet. Go ahead and take her out of the breeder. She shouldn't be ready to drop for another week or so.
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Putting her in the breeder could stress her out and cause her to absorb the fry. Be aware they like to drop in the late night hours.
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ok I will let her back out. I guess I thought her spot seemed darker than it is. maybe the picture isnt a good enough angle. I will let her out and just watch her for the signs that she is getting ready. thanks everyone
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I have seen pregnant fish myself, and to be honest, I think you may as well just put her in there the moment you see one pop out, it is most likely that the fry will only leave about 5-8 living healthy ones, leave her in the breeding tank until you are absolutely certain she has finished and then put her slowly into the other tank (if you leave her in there for too long the fry become her food source) hope this helped
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That is helpful. How long does it take for her to have her babies one she starts?
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I would take her out. Keeping her in tht cup will stress her and possibly cause her to abort the babies. Wait until the bottom of her belly is squared off truly then put her in. This was my guppy right before I put it gave birth. Too bad I didn't have a breeding box last year when I took this.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:46 PM   #9
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She is not in that cup. I only had her in that so i could get a picture of her. She is in a double breeder net right now. I doubt my picture shows it well enough but her gravis spot is very dark. She must be very close. She does not seem stressed in the breeder net. I put a leafy plant in there with her. I have another female that is fat almost all the way up to her nose and her gravis spot seems to be moved up her belly. Its almost close to her side fins. What does this mean?
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That is helpful. How long does it take for her to have her babies one she starts?
It takes about 2 hours for a complete batch of fry to be born
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