Hey there everybody!
First-time breeder here.
I have four guppies, two female and two male, along with two ghost shrimp and a blue lobster.
One of my females has been pregnant for weeks, and I feel she is on the brink of giving birth soon. I know because she's "boxing" and her gravid pod is dark as anything. She's not eating, and loves to hang by the heater, which is currently at 78 degrees.
I did what I assume was correct and placed her in a plastic breeding trap. (The one with the grate that the bottom to let the fry fall through so the mother doesn't eat them)
After placing her in the breeding trap, she seems to be bugging out. She keeps swimming side to side and rams into the corners trying to get out.
I'm concerned if she is too distressed to be in the breeding box. I just recently bought a filter sponge just in case I was going to risk her having he babies in the communal tank.
Could I have put her in the breeding trap too early? Is the temperature off? Should I risk letting her have her babies in the tank with the others?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.