I put my pregnant female guppy in the breeder thingy this morning and returned home from work to a full tank of babies.
I think I have worked out how to get the timing right for when guppies are about to give birth within a day
- 1. Their bellies get very large and slightly long which makes the side the profile of the underside of their belly to look a bit flat
2. The female guppy starts to look for quiet hiding spot near the gravel to give birth
3. the large dark spot on either side and to the rear of the female starts to look slightly specked. These are the babies
Now this is the third batch of guppies that I have been able keep. The first batch I gave to a friend. I only had 9 survivors from the second batch which are currently growing nicely in my tank.
I wonder what i am going to do with these babies. I might give my mum a tank with guppies for Xmas. Also my other sister. friend, work collegues etc etc all get guppies
1: baby fry 2: teenagers 3: parents