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Old 07-31-2014, 03:02 PM   #1
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red gruppy pregnant?

Hey All,
i think my red guppy is pregnant? i have only had her for 2 months now but suddenly she looks round and hides a lot around the filter. the male I believe a blue neon guppy is always with her.

I have setup a small tank and decided to move her but am still not sure if she is pregnant. should I move the male guppy too?

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Old 07-31-2014, 03:05 PM   #2
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:30 PM   #3
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Those both look like males to me :-/

If that red one were in fact a female and ready to drop a clutch she would have a BIG black spot under her belly, and moving her to her own space or a breeder box would be advisable.

I'm not sure if you knew this but keeping one male and one female can be troublesome because the male will torment the female, often to death. Now, I don't think that is your problem here.

I think the reason the red one is hiding is because the blue one is tormenting him. I've had two male guppies together in my 30g community tank and they pretty much follow each other and drive each other nuts. My advice is to get at least four females best is six females for those two males to chase so they are distracted from each other. But that all depends on how big your tank is. If females are not an option, I would just keep an eye on them, it's perfectly okay to keep two males together. You could add more plants or decorations to give him some space to hide.


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Old 08-01-2014, 04:58 PM   #4
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Hi Emily

does that mean men can be pregnant too ? I mean ive seen cases where human men can be haha..... well if you think its a male then possible your right as I have no idea I searched couple places but based on the fish colors and type websites seems to say female and I went with it.

I did read up about the black spot and have seen some videos on youtube and did notice mine did not have that at all so decide to ask the experts here.

I have room to get some females to keep these guys from killing each other. maybe this weekend ill see if my LFS has any.

my tank pretty basic and not many places to hide but im getting some rock with opening so they can go in and out if need be.

thank you for your help.


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Old 08-01-2014, 05:11 PM   #5
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I've also heard stories of men getting pregnant

Yeah, I'm pretty sure those are both males because in the first pic that little pointy fin underneath the belly is a male...ugh.... Part. I confess I don't know the technical term for that particular fin on a guppy. I do know that females don't have it.

Yay for having room for females!! Those boys will be so excited! Be ready for baby mania. But the adults will probably eat the fry so no big deal.


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Old 08-01-2014, 09:56 PM   #6
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Wink pregnant guppy

here is a photo of a pregnant female. i agree with emily yours both look like males.. not the larger fins and the gondofin (however you spell it) both have that. i think you have a large guppy. keep close watch and be sure the belly doesnt blow up like a balloon. if you dont see a black spot toward the back of her belly then you have a pregnant male... best of luck..
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:15 PM   #7
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emily your right. was out the whole day yesterday to come back and see he died . thanks amyb for the info indeed both are correct. poor thing was sick and I never got it. it was eating so maybe it over ate ? generally am giving food once a day to not over feed them.

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didnt come to the surface. poor guy wont see the females when I get them.

My LFS didnt have any said maybe next week.

this site helps with male or female guppy identification.

http://guppiesonli.wordpress.com/faq...e-guppy-apart/

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Old 08-02-2014, 12:20 PM   #9
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second fish to die this week. first died I believe of bulling or maybe sharp decorative tree.somehow lost one side of its fin and just went in circles not much I could do..it doed with in 20 min of my discovery.

I have checked water levels and all seems good no spikes of anything.



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I'm no expert, new to the fishy world to but they look really swollen compered to my guppies are you shaw there not Ill and that's why some have died ? Hope am wrong ::


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