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minpiner 09-01-2008 11:58 AM

guppys babys?
 
my guppy are pregnat i beleave they have a black dot on there sides? how many days are they pregnat for?

willow 09-01-2008 05:40 PM

hi
i think the carry for 4 weeks.

okiemavis 09-01-2008 06:54 PM

That spot, their gravid spot, grows and gets darker the further along they are. The incubation period for guppies is 28 days, but it can be shorter or longer. Oftentimes in their first couple pregnancies they can take up to 2 months to give birth. Also, guppies can be pregnant with several different "stages" of fry to be more space efficient- so they can give birth to some fry and still be pregnant with other, younger ones.

fishman09 12-29-2008 08:43 PM

as you probally know they have the gravid spot and as it gets darker the closer it is til your female is going to give birth, and they carry the eggs for around 4 weeks

JHK30 12-30-2008 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fishman09 (Post 160178)
they carry the eggs for around 4 weeks

they are livebears. not egg layers, the eggs hatch inside of them

chrisandmarie 01-30-2009 11:54 AM

you will know look at the anel and the further she gets it will open she will look like a beach ball and her belly will look more square than round

jr.masterbreeder 03-08-2009 06:59 PM

agreed with all the above posts... She will also be able to keep giving birth for almost 3 more times because guppy can store sperm from previous "spawnings."


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