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Lmreid71 10-08-2007 01:08 PM

Pregnant Guppy
I have a pregnant guppy that looks like she's about to pop. She gave birth on September 19th so she shouldn't be due until about October 17th, right? Should I go ahead & take her out or wait & just watch her? :?

By the way, I caught my ghost shrimp in the act of eating one of the guppy babies. They kept disappearing - we started with 11 & now we have 8. I immediately took the shrimp out & moved him to our 10 gallon tank with an 8" goldfish. :D


fish_4_all 10-08-2007 01:11 PM

Guppies can actually carry more than one batch of fry in different stages of development at the same time. I have seen mature eye spots and eggs at the same time when I had mine and they were having babies every 10 days or so.

As for the ghost/glass shrimp, they are sneaky little buggers. I also had them with my fry and they would catch 1-3 a day. It kept the population down so I didn't mind too much but they are much more aggressive than most people think.

Lmreid71 10-08-2007 01:38 PM

Pregnant Guppy
Thank you so much!

jr.masterbreeder 10-08-2007 05:46 PM

like what was said before, my guppy once gave birth for a full week once. a grand total of 127 fry!!!! Had to sell some and give some to pet stores for store credit.

Lmreid71 10-09-2007 10:43 AM

Pregnant Guppy
By the way, my 8" goldfish, Nemo, did eat the ghost shrimp. I'm considering putting the other one in there too (it's in my adult guppy tank). With momma guppy so close to giving birth again, I don't want that ghost shrimp grabbing the babies as they're born!

Thanks for your help!

Muskeh 10-10-2007 05:32 PM

lol that reminds me.....when my dad was young, he had a pregnant guppy and it had a albino baby guppy!....then it jumped out of the tank the day before his science project, and he was gonna sell it for some major cash

fishlover99 01-02-2008 11:31 AM

Pregnant Guppy
My guppy was pregnant and so i thought she needed to be moved to another tank so that shell have lots of room to move around and give birth in , but in the morning she was flat as a iron and i dont understand if she ate them or if the fish had gas cause i dont know

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