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GUPPY JUST HAD BABIES!!!
I'm so excited! but I have a question. She only has 4 this morning and still looks pregnant. Should I expect some more today? or do you think she is done?
Yes, you can expect to get some more!
If your fish's abdomen looks sunken, she has finished her job with dropping the fry. Most of the fry have been eaten but the survivors you have may have better chances of surviving in the future.:)
Weak fry do not last long so they are often easy to be preyed on by other fish and even the cannibalistic mother itself.
Oh, and she'll be gravid again after that. Gestation period may take 3-4 weeks.
bout how many more do you think? I'm under the impression from what I've gathered about guppies that I should be expecting at least 10-15
One more thing..separate your guppies in terms of gender. Inbreeding is likely to happen among siblings. Their sexes will be distinguishable in about 3 months but that may depend on how you feed them and maintain the tank.:)
At what rate they wont survive? Im not quite understanding... :?:
Inbreeding and poor quality should be taken into consideration. Both are brought by crossing of the siblings and even being relatives. Guppies tend to inbreed hence my advice to separate the sexes as soon as the sexes are distinguishable.
Ahh, I see your point. I will probably end up selling them to a petstore or to a friend.
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