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Eshnon 05-13-2011 01:39 AM

Red Wag Hiding.. and FAT. HELP!
 
Ok, so my little fish is not so little anymore, and no just secludes herself up behind the filter.. I would assume she is prego considering her rather large belly.. I am worried tho she might not be pregnant and might be sick.. I have 4 other Red Wags in the tank with her, and they are VERY healthy as well. When I open the top to feed them all, she comes out and eats too, and is just as energetic as everyone else... How can I CLEARLY tell she is pregnant? :|

kane chisholme 05-13-2011 04:41 AM

What is the female to male ratio?

Austin 05-13-2011 02:57 PM

The back of her belly should be darkening and squaring off and looking like she is going to explode. I can't say without really seeing her... I've had lots of fish hide before they died. And had lots of fish hide, and come out to eat, and then hide again and die. Not to be pessimistic. If your tank has been cycled and everything is going well and she has been there for a while it is unlikely she is sick, unless she is old. Just keep an eye on her. There's not too much you can do either way. Just hope she's pregnant and the birth goes well!

Eshnon 05-14-2011 12:39 AM

Oh no, she is not old, she is a young girl. I believe if she were to be a human..she'd be a teenager... So yeah.. young. She has come out today and now socializes.. All is well.. I was freaking out.. A little worried for my little baby girl. I believe the ratio of female to male is 2 to 3.. lol Which isnt good I guess..

kane chisholme 05-14-2011 02:25 AM

No no, I didn't ask to bad mouth your tank or anything haha. It's just that certain ratios have more chance with pregnancy than others, your ratio is fine. Going off that ratio though theres quite a good chance she's pregnant but not a great chance, it's a bit 50/50 sorry I couldn't really help too much
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kane chisholme 05-14-2011 02:26 AM

But good luck btw, for you and the fish
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redchigh 05-14-2011 01:07 PM

She's probably pregnant and hiding from the guys in the tank who only want one thing...

And she's preggo, so shes not havin' it.

Eshnon 05-16-2011 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redchigh (Post 673807)
She's probably pregnant and hiding from the guys in the tank who only want one thing...

And she's preggo, so shes not havin' it.

Lol! so true.. Funny.. that's exactly how she's acting too.. lol


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