Originally Posted by big_al01
My guppy has been showing her usual signs of going into labor. She will lay under my java moss and act like she is in labor. Any other time she would of had them already! Can anyone explain to me what her problem may be?
Female livebearers, like your Guppy can hold their fry until they feel conditions are right. The conditions will likely have something to do the with the water chemistry. I would perform a water change and make the new, treated tap water a bit warmer than what's already in the tank. Another thing you can do is get some floating plants into the tank. Common water weed, Hornwort and Pennywort all make good hiding places for the female and the fry. The flush of new, warm water will encourage the female to drop her fry, if she's close to that time.