Originally Posted by Mileymoo
My 2 female guppies have been pregnant now for 2 months I bought 3 and all of them were pregnant, my blue one has had 32 fry they will be three weeks this Friday I bought the fish at the same time and all three were pregnant I'll post some pic if I can get them close enough and still enough, I'm worried because there not getting any bigger and you can see the fry in there bellys
If you bought your Guppies at the local pet store. They're pregnant. Guppies of both sexes are typically raised together. The females are mature at 2 months, the males at roughly 3 months. These fish are considered adults at 6 months.
Females can hold their fry indefinitely if they feel water or other tank conditions aren't right for fry survival. You can encourage them by keeping the tank water pure. I change half the water in my Guppy tanks every week and add a bit of standard aquarium salt to the new water. A teaspoon in every 5 gallons of new water is about the dosage. The new, treated tap water needs to be a bit warmer than that in the tank.
You need floating plants in Guppy tanks. Anacharis and Pennywort are excellent. They grow quickly in most lighting and the plants make good cover to hid the females and the fry. The thicker the plants, the more comfortable the fish become.
Good nutrition is critical. I feed a little frozen brine or Mysis shrimp, plankton, bloodworms, and beef heart. I also feed a tiny bit of freeze dried tubifex worms and a bit of flaked food. You can get these at any pet store.
Fish breeding is pretty simple for most of the fish you get at the pet store. You just have to set up the right conditions.