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post #1 of 10 Old 07-17-2014, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Will a female guppy still look pregnant for a while after she gives birth? One of my guppies gave birth this morning but I'm not sure which one as I didn't notice until I saw some fry swimming around (witnessed 2 get eaten before I could save them). I only have 1 guppy that I thought was pregnant cause she's huge. But she's still just as big. Could she have given birth and still look prego? Or did one of my others give birth and not look prego to begin with? I'm confused.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-17-2014, 12:13 PM
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It's just hard to tell. You may never know unless you witness it or they had a HUGE batch. She is likely still pregnant if she's gigantic.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-17-2014, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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So they can deliver some fry and keep the rest to deliver later?
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-17-2014, 12:24 PM
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No, it's likely your other female had a small batch and you larger female hasn't had her babies yet. After one encounter with a male, however, live bearers can store sperm and have 8-10 batches of fry from that single encounter. Expect many, many babies.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-17-2014, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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How many fry does a guppy typically give birth to at once? One of my guppies gave birth 13 days ago. I saved 13 fry (don't know how many got eaten before I noticed them in there). Today I saved 10 (watched 2 get eaten and not sure how many others were also eaten before I started moving them to my fry net).
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-17-2014, 04:52 PM
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Anywhere from 1 to 60. Typically new moms have about 7-8 and the number grows as they do. What are your plans for the fry?
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post #7 of 10 Old 07-17-2014, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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I don't have any plans yet. I didn't expect them to have fry for a while. I had guppies a few years ago and they never bred. Now I've had these guppies for a month and 2 already gave birth and one other is for sure pregnant. I'm hoping a local fish store will take some from me but I'm not sure that they will. Any suggestions?
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-18-2014, 10:22 AM
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If you have other fish, they are great live food or you could let natures take its course and whoever lives, lives. You could also cull them. The best option if you don't want fry is to exchange your females for males.
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-18-2014, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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What does cull them mean?
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-18-2014, 01:47 PM
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Humanely euthanize.
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