Very pregnant looking female guppy...
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Advanced Freshwater Discussion » Fish Breeding » Very pregnant looking female guppy...

Very pregnant looking female guppy...

This is a discussion on Very pregnant looking female guppy... within the Fish Breeding forums, part of the Advanced Freshwater Discussion category; --> Hi there. I have a very pregnant female guppy and I was wondering how I can tell when she is close to giving birth ...

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Very pregnant looking female guppy...
Old 09-04-2009, 10:29 AM   #1
 
Calmwaters's Avatar
 
Very pregnant looking female guppy...

Hi there. I have a very pregnant female guppy and I was wondering how I can tell when she is close to giving birth so I could put her in a breeding net. Thank you.

Kindest Regards,
Amanda
Calmwaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 11:26 AM   #2
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
Did she square off yet? My guppy did and had babies before I knew it. The only thing I remember in hindsight is that she kind of seperated herself and stopped eating but by the time I realized she had babies she died a day or two after. I never got a chance to put her in a breeder's net and the fry are still in the tank.
Good Luck.
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 12:43 PM   #3
 
Calmwaters's Avatar
 
What do you mean by sguare off?
Calmwaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 07:41 PM   #4
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
Her fat stomach will go from really round to kind of square and if you look closely you can see that the babies have dropped position making the stomach look square and boxy.....I hope I explained it so you can get a visual of what I mean.
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2009, 04:07 PM   #5
 
Oldman47's Avatar
 
Maybe this will help. In the first picture my molly was very heavy and rounded but in the second she had squared off and was close to her drop.


Oldman47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2009, 07:35 PM   #6
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
without the red line she just looks pregnant, but this picture shows what a guppy would look like if she squared off and ready to drop.......hope this helps
Attached Images
File Type: jpg squared off and ready to drop.jpg (5.4 KB, 88 views)
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2009, 11:05 AM   #7
 
Calmwaters's Avatar
 
She has definaltly squared off. Would it be better to put her in a breeder thing that goes inside the tank or should I set up the 2.5 gal tank I have and put her in there with some java moss for the babys to hide in then take her out after she has them.
Calmwaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2009, 01:17 PM   #8
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
I just its a matter of choice and it depends on what other fish you have in the tank. Some people say the breeders box stresses them out. I left mine in the tank and there are 6-7 fry. If the other tank is already cycled than you can consider that. Do you plan on keeping the fry?

Mine are sooo cute, they are growing and starting to show some color on the tails after 2 weeks. I have plenty of hiding spaces in the tank so they are fine.
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2009, 08:27 AM   #9
 
Calmwaters's Avatar
 
She has had babys before in the tank and they all got eaten. I put her in the other tank and with in a few hours she started haveing fry but they were all dead except for 4. One of them is a lot bigger than the rest of them and has some color but the other 3 are itty bitty and clear they look totally different. Any idea what went wrong and why they are so different?

Kindest Regards,
Amanda
Calmwaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2009, 11:24 AM   #10
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
Not sure as all of mine were clear and tiny. Maybe someone else will come along with different answers.....Good Luck
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pregnant Guppy... emmers Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 01-18-2011 07:13 PM
Pregnant guppy emmers Fish Breeding 6 11-12-2009 07:03 AM
Pregnant Guppy? DragonFish Livebearers 12 04-19-2009 12:52 AM
Pregnant Guppy inuit_jay Livebearers 8 06-05-2008 01:52 PM
Pregnant Female Guppy GW Livebearers 6 06-08-2007 08:48 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:59 AM.