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Old 03-22-2003, 02:25 PM   #1
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Ok folks, I thought I could tell but I obviously can't.

ARRG! I've been watching my guppies every day to see if I can tell 1) when they're pregnant, and 2) when they're about to birth. I saw black areas where they should be, but I thought it was food, cuz it wouldn't always be black. So today I found 5 new babies. I had no idea. Could someone please tell me exactly what to look for in my females so next time I can get her in a birthing net? Thanks. Y'all are awesome.

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*edit - FYI, I was able to get them all into the net. I stuck it in the water with a baby-friendly plastic plant, and 2 of them managed to make their way in. The rest I patiently caught and moved. I'm excited, but soon my tank will be too small 8O

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Old 03-22-2003, 06:30 PM   #2
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I know the situation your in. The only surefire way I have been able to tell is when I see babies, I assume one of them was pregnant.
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Old 03-22-2003, 06:35 PM   #3
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Well guys, I really dont like most guppies, but I really like the thought of raising fry. So I think I am gonna get some, the question is, and bearfan you can probably nail this, is can they go into my 5.5 planted and breed succesfully?

Thanks, I know I cant have many fish in a 5.5 but I would give them to the LFS often. How do you know what the difference is in males and females?
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Well, the last question is the easiest The most distinguishable difference is the anal fin. The females are fanned out and the males are rolled up behind them.

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your 5.5 can work. I have a 6 gallon eclipse breeder and it works fine. Also, I dont worry about taking the babies out. Have plenty of water sprite floating, and on the bottom of the tank, and the babies wil live.
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Sorry, 5.5 is already stocked. Although a 10 gallon breeder would be cool.
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