Pregnant Guppy's Behaviour
Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:37 AM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:54 AM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:47 AM
My pregnant Swordtail did this. She was fine then. Is your water quality good? I wouldn't e too worried about it, just watch her.
Ok. Thanks. I was worried because I read somewhere that if the fish is pacing then she is close to giving birth. When do you think she will give birth? I was totally not expecting this so I am not prepared to take care of fry. So I still have to get a big enough tank for them and everything else. I am hoping that there is enough time for me to be able to get a tank and everything.
Edited by proudfishowner2011, 18 January 2011 - 02:37 AM.
Posted 18 January 2011 - 02:03 AM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 02:59 AM
Almost any guppy, molly or platy can be counted on to spend part of its time swimming against the glass. Some seem to favor corners of the tank and others favor the straight sides but they almost all will do it.
Now she is like almost jumping right out of the tank. She is really moving. She is doing it faster and faster.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:21 AM
My swordtail I never catch dropping her fry,she always does it at night, she swims eratically to avoid being harassed by the male fish. I know when she is going to have them, but if I trap her she jumps out.
My Molly, just drops them when behaving normal.
So you can see different fish behave in different ways, not because they are different breeds just coz they do.lol! You will get the hang of it. You may not have time to put the fry into a new tank but fry usually float to the surface or hide in plants, so try floating plants on the top of the water for them to hide in. Get a small breeding trap and you can easily keep the fry in there for several weeks as they are tiny. It is amazing how many can get eaten very quicky by mum and the other fish. Also you need to think about if you really want all them fry and what you might do with them. As they wont be big enough to sell or give away before she next drops.
I am new to this but learning quickly. Good Luck and the first drops always exciting. x
Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:50 AM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:11 PM
Thats handy to know though as when I get more fish I can be better prepared. Thanks Oldman47. x
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