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dramaqueen 12-19-2008 11:24 PM

Just curious.
I know notthing about guppies and was just curious about how long the gestation period is for guppies.

WaYA 12-20-2008 12:02 AM

Some where between 29 to 39 days if I remember right. Not very long at all that's for sure.

dramaqueen 12-20-2008 08:09 AM

Thank you.

Highland lake13 12-20-2008 11:35 AM

Mine drop thier fry about once a month and on average 30 days but i have heard it is based on the lunars tables.

WaYA 12-20-2008 12:24 PM

I think it has a lot to do with the water temp too. Mine seem to drop more with the temp between 72-74 than any other time.

Oldman47 12-21-2008 11:33 AM

At around 77F they will drop around 28 days. Cooler means longer and warmer means less time. The metabolic rate of the fry is determined by water temperature so a higher metabolic rate means shorter time between drops.

dramaqueen 12-21-2008 12:33 PM

Thanks everyone for the info.

WaYA 12-21-2008 02:41 PM

This is also true with mollies, platies and swordtails.
There maybe more but these I know for sure.

Oldman47 12-23-2008 04:23 PM

WaYa, it is true of most livebearers. The number of days varies some with the species but the concept of changing metabolic rate affecting the time is fairly constant. For endlers, the 77F gestation is only 23 days. For many of the goodeids, it is closer to 60 days but even so temperature affects the time the same way.

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