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post #1 of 7 Old 10-20-2009, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Possible for guppy females to be shipped &stay preg?

Pretty much, the title says it all: Is it at all possible for a female guppy to be shipped priority USPS and stay pregnant? I have some guppies being shipped to me from California to Washington state, and I three of the females are pregnant. I don't really care if they don't stay pregnant (abort their babies), because I can alway re-breed them, but I would like to know to expect them to give birth or not.
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-20-2009, 07:44 PM
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If they where kept with boys, then yes, very likely that they will be pregnant.
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-21-2009, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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No, no, I already knew that they were pregnant, but I was wondering if they would STAY pregnant through shipping? I've heard that they will abort their babies if they get stressed out.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-21-2009, 10:49 AM
how longs a piece of string?

she might, she might not.
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how longs a piece of string?

Huh? Just a phrase, right?
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-21-2009, 07:18 PM
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Its very possible that the guppies will still be pregnant when they arrive. I have even heard of them having fry, during the shipping process.
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-22-2009, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, they all stayed pregnant! One of them gave birth last night even. If shipping had taken one day longer, she might have had them during transit. That wouldn't have been good bbecause there was a female betta in with them that would have ate them all!
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