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Old 03-05-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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Hi everyone i have 4 pregnant guppies that look like they gonna burst, what are the signs of labouring?
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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Hi everyone i have 4 pregnant guppies that look like they gonna burst, what are the signs of labouring?
First of all, welcome. I hope you enjoy!!!
There are a few signs, the main ones being.
1. A very dark gravity spot around her bottom.
2. She will become square, known as 'squared off' or 'boxed'

I also noticed a few things mine do before they drop. They become very lethargic, don't eat, hang around the bottom of the tank not moving and/or the heater....
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I have sadly lost one of my fry so just 3 left am i supposed to clean the unraten food out if the breeding box?
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I have sadly lost one of my fry so just 3 left am i supposed to clean the uneaten food out if the breeding box?
If you can, that would be ideal. I use a syringe to do this. Try only feeding tiny amounts of food at a time. Have you got the Hikari First Bites fry food??. Another thing i do when it gets dirty is, scoop them into a net and while they are in the net, clean out the trap. Make sure to be very careful and leave the net partly in the water....
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:09 AM   #7
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I am currently using liquifry food
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:12 AM   #8
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I fed mine liquid egg yolk but found that quite mesdy and left uneaten food residue. With my second batch i bought some dried decapsulated brine shrimp eggs. Found tgem to be very practical. Easy to see any uneaten food and gave good growth particular in the first few weeks
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