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My guppy has been pregnant for a while now and I started noticing that I could now see the fry in her belly and they are really big. But then she never dropped them and her belly just got bigger and bigger and now she looks like this.
I was afraid it might be dropsy so I’ve put her in a quarantine tank with medication.
I’m afraid I might lose her and her fry.
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My guppy has been pregnant for a while now and I started noticing that I could now see the fry in her belly and they are really big. But then she never dropped them and her belly just got bigger and bigger and now she looks like this.
I was afraid it might be dropsy so I’ve put her in a quarantine tank with medication.
I’m afraid I might lose her and her fry.
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goodness that does not look good at all. It's like she's hemorrhaging but I don't know if that's the correct word for this. Either way she's suffering and you might want to consider culling her in a peaceful way. There's no medication for this sort of thing. Sorry to deliver the bad news BUT this is just my opinion. Maybe someone will chime in.
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My guppy has been pregnant for a while now and I started noticing that I could now see the fry in her belly and they are really big. But then she never dropped them and her belly just got bigger and bigger and now she looks like this.
I was afraid it might be dropsy so I’ve put her in a quarantine tank with medication.
I’m afraid I might lose her and her fry.
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The other word that I was thinking of is "rupturing " not hemorrhage.
 

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It's not dropsy, as far as I can tell from the image. But she does appear to have some blockage (possibly the fry themselves) that is not letting her release the fry and it will eventually cause her and the fry to perish if they cannot get out. (if they haven't already perished inside her and are the cause of the blockage) I found this youtube video that may (or may not ) help you ;
 

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It's not dropsy, as far as I can tell from the image. But she does appear to have some blockage (possibly the fry themselves) that is not letting her release the fry and it will eventually cause her and the fry to perish if they cannot get out. (if they haven't already perished inside her and are the cause of the blockage) I found this youtube video that may (or may not ) help you ;
That didn't even cross my mind to physically take her out and "help" the fry out if that is in fact what's going on. Good on you 👍
 
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