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bebopbop 02-12-2013 05:36 AM

How long left until this guppy pops?
I'm pretty sure this guppy is pregnant, but I'm not sure when to put her into a separate tank. Anyone know what stage of pregnancy she is in and approximate time of birth? Thanks!

SeaHorse 02-12-2013 03:43 PM

She is very close, my guess is within the week... can you move her over now and leave her for the next few days?
Also a water change at night 1-2 degrees cooler is like a cleansing rain in the wild and can spark her delivery in the early morning.

Keep us posted!

bebopbop 02-12-2013 11:18 PM

So I just separated her into a smaller tank to have her fry.
It was probably a good idea since the other two males were hassling her!

If anyone knows how I can make this tank more comfortable for her to have fry please help! Thanks :)

Water temperature is 26C.
Didn't fill the whole tank up.
At the moment there is a hanging filter but I'm going to replace it with an air stone when the fry come so they don't get sucked in.
I set the filter current to low. Not sure if the strong current would freak her out.
I think she still has about a week left...

bebopbop 02-16-2013 06:39 PM

My fish had fry this morning!! *squee* :-D

I took JakieBabie's advice on doing a cooler water change the night before and it worked!

There's 12 fry so far. Now its the challenge of keeping them alive!

bebopbop 02-16-2013 08:48 PM

bebopbop 02-23-2013 06:16 PM

This guppy looks pregnant again after a week of giving birth! :shock2:
She looks larger than she did now than she was when she was about to give birth lol
The fry are doing great! There are 15 in total :)

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