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miyu 11-06-2008 06:21 PM

Is she pregnant...............
or it's just wishful thinking??

Purchased from LFS 2 wks ago, has been in tank with 1 male guppy. She is the most agressive guppy I've seen, even bossing the male around, let alone other females. I haven't witnessed any action but I'm wondering whether this shape is natural or not for female guppies. My other females are a lot more slender so to speak.

Newbie Miyu

miyu 11-06-2008 06:49 PM

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Ok, the photos.

frogman6 11-06-2008 10:09 PM

could be its a guppy there prego all the time

kritas 11-07-2008 02:42 AM

I second that. Guppys are breeding machines. So although theyre beautiful, they will overrun your tank if you dont do something about it.
The correct term for a fish being pregnant is being gravid, if i'm not mistaken.

GuppyColorMaker 11-17-2008 06:29 PM

That looks like my fish. Anyone know when they tend to give birth again?

Kim 11-17-2008 08:50 PM

Isn't the gestation period like 28 days? Yeah they are breeding machines. Pretty much all females are pregnant unless they have never seen a male or at least not for a LONG time. They can store sperm too.

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