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Old 01-25-2011, 09:36 AM   #1
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Biggest female guppy EVER! She is HUGE!!!

i just rescued her from a run down pet store and she looks massive! id say she is pregnant but sher is so so big im just not sure!help!
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:43 AM   #2
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Most likely. If she has a large dark spot behind her stomach ("gravid spot") then she definitely is. Looks like she should pop any day!
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:58 AM   #3
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Are you sure it's a guppy? Looks like my balloon molly.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:44 AM   #4
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Some female guppies can be pretty big. I've had females around 2"-2.5" long.

That fish does look pregnant. Check for the aforementioned gravid spot to be sure.
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thanks guys, she DOES have a gravid spot but cause of the angle i took those photos you cant see it, she has lots of tiny black dots in her gravid spot and i mean lots of them x
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Sorry she died last night, i think it was some sort of growth because i picked up the fish this morning and squeezed a little around the stomach area (she was dead by the way, would never do that to a live fish) and a load of puss and blood came out with a lump.
Not to surprised though as we got her from a store called aquamania in blackburn and the where dead and/or dieing fish such as a Catfish, Royal Red Gourami's, Platties, Guppies and some Silver Stars. i dont think they care for the fish properly as the Silver Star had it stomach ripped out in a tank full of non aggressive/passive fish and only one person cleaning around nealy 80 tanks approx, they dont check the tanks at all for dead and/or dieing fish either. its a shame that so many of the fish are not being looked after properly.
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You should complain.
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Sorry to hear that.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:39 PM   #9
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I commend you on trying to rescue the fish. I would not normally think about getting an obviously stressed/sick from a LFS. I think most people would avoid a fish like that. You're an inspiration for other fish lovers.
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