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Old 01-17-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Last night I moved my two pregnant female guppies to their own 2 gallon fish bowl. I'm new so I'm unsure of how far along they are. They seem to be sitting at the bottom on the tank near the marbles but are nearly motionless. Are they sick? Or is this normal behavior for them when pregnant?
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Well, I would move them back. They need a filter and tank. You could scare them and they could abort. I would plant your tank heavily, with Plastic or real plants and then let them have them in the main tank. You moving them can stress them. Plus they need a heater and filter. Just cover your intake with a sponge for fashion a cover from a filter pad. No worries.
Make sure not to over feed or underfeed.
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How far along would you say she is? I've only had her for a week. She is the smaller of the two females. After I did a 50% water change they seem much happier and swimming around again

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I would only do a 25% water change, getting over a 50% water change could kill all your fish!
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They are just barely there, she's atleast a few weeks before delivering. You need to change 50% every other day. I take there is no filter on this tank?
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No there is no filter. However if she isn't far along i will place her back in the other tank. Thank you for your help guys!
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You should have a filter!
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I would only do a 25% water change, getting over a 50% water change could kill all your fish!
Very untrue.

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You should have a filter!
Although a filter is a good idea it is not essential if water changes are done before toxins reach harmful levels.

OP- I agree with letting them drop in the main tank. Less stress on them.
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You should have a filter!
Chrisj I have a filter in the main tank but not in the tank where the pregnant guppies are. Being a college student it's about budget and travel to and from school.
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The bigger the water change you do the more you unstable the water conditions causes the fish to be stressed, yea maybe for goldfish but not for fish that need a sable PH, goldfish can handle the conditions, when breeding that's not a good idea.
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