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Is My Guppy Pregnant?
Old 10-04-2011, 12:48 AM   #21
 
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The gravid spot being dark at first then going lighter is just the babies moving around
When Dark your seeing all the eyes,
when light in color (say pinkish) your seeing the babies bodies
ITS COMPLETLY NORMAL
I have 2 females that will do that, 1 day it will be black, and she has the babies, then when she's preggers again it will switch around as it gets closer to due date, I've even bee able to see the babies move around

But she has had her babies when the gravid spot was pink and black, just depends on which way the babies want to be facing that day
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:53 AM   #22
 
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You mentioned that you do not want live floating plants in the tank and I bet that the last lot of plants you got put the Ich in the tank, correct??
Anyway, you can buy floating fry mops from some fish stores, try anything you can think of that will float and hang down into the water an inch or so. One idea is to get a couple of ping pong balls and pierce a tiny hole in each one, then get some short strips of coloured plastic, tie the plastic into small bunches using wire, then shove the wire into the hole in the ball, they should float, remember, it's doesn't have to look good, it's only there to serve a purpose for a couple of weeks till any babies are big enough not to be eaten.
Yes that is why I prefer no live floating plants but I am willing to try one last time...
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:56 AM   #23
 
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The gravid spot being dark at first then going lighter is just the babies moving around
When Dark your seeing all the eyes,
when light in color (say pinkish) your seeing the babies bodies
ITS COMPLETLY NORMAL
I have 2 females that will do that, 1 day it will be black, and she has the babies, then when she's preggers again it will switch around as it gets closer to due date, I've even bee able to see the babies move around

But she has had her babies when the gravid spot was pink and black, just depends on which way the babies want to be facing that day
Oh Yay! Now I know that it is just the babies moving around I feel much better! And I will check frequently to see if they have arrived! Might go to Petco, Ultimatefish, or Petsmart. I don't know what exactly I want yet. But I will definately clean out that 5 gallon today or tomorrow!
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:04 PM   #24
 
No updates yet but now they are both looking pregnant and I am expecting babies soon. What does squared off mean...
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:54 PM   #25
 
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No updates yet but now they are both looking pregnant and I am expecting babies soon. What does squared off mean...
It means that when looked at from above, the pregnant fish which is bulging at the sides, appears to be square.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:51 AM   #26
 
Okay, thank you how long does it usually take for them to give birth after they have "Squared off?"
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:52 PM   #27
 
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Okay, thank you how long does it usually take for them to give birth after they have "Squared off?"
It could be a couple of hours or a couple of days, they are all different. Generally, when she starts to look for somewhere to hide or acts strangely, then it shouldn't be too long.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:36 PM   #28
 
Okay thank you for your help Pisces I will post pictures when they are born! :) Can't wait
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:58 PM   #29
 
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Okay thank you for your help Pisces I will post pictures when they are born! :) Can't wait
You are just like an expectant parent, and yep, get the camera ready!
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:43 PM   #30
 
Found a baby guppy in my tank and saved it! I have 2 babies at the moment and I'm buying a breeder box tomorrow! They are the cutest things ever!
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