Pregnant Guppy? (Picture)
Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:12 AM
Is my Guppy pregnant? Her Name is Honey. I have only had her about 2 weeks but she has gotten huge. She was hanging out by the filter earlier, and chasing away any fish that came near, so I put her in the breeder trap. But I was just wondering if she is indeed pregnant, or just chubby? And if she is pregnant, how long untill she will drop her fry?
Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:31 AM
Another suggestion, I would definately take her out of the breeder box...if you really want to save the babies, or if she is getting stressed out by the other fish trying to chase her for a fresh snack (sad, I know) then wait until you see her actually dropping the babies to put her in...it will just stress her out.
P.S. are all of your water stats okay? If you save the babies, do you have a home for them so your fish population doesn't go out of control? Because let me warn you, these things breed like RABBITS!
Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:34 AM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:03 PM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:30 PM
Are you separating the males and females in the future? Because even if you move them all to a bigger tank, they are still going to breed...but I think that goes without saying....
Edit: sorry I didnt see the last part....first of all IME, ice should definitely be treated for more than three days....as for the paleness, the first thing I would do personally is do a water change and test the water....what is your water change routine?
Edited by Meggie :), 17 January 2012 - 11:33 PM.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:00 AM
I had guppies for a long time, and what I did was just leave the mom where she was (in the tank that had just females) and when she'd start delivering babies, I'd suck up the fry with a turkey baster and put them in the nursery tank. When they got big enough to not be eaten, they went back in the tank with either the boys or the girls. Worked great.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:10 AM
I'd suck up the fry with a turkey baster and put them in the nursery tank. When they got big enough to not be eaten, they went back in the tank with either the boys or the girls. Worked great.
Thank you! I couldn't remember who gave me the tip about the turkey baster.
Best piece of kit I've bought.
It's great for sucking bits of stuff out of the tank, & saving any babies I wanted to save
Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:14 AM
Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:23 AM
I bought several as back ups lol
Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:47 AM
PS- Bought my first baster from the local dollar store... yea it didnt work worth a darn... but the one I got from Kroger works great!
Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:37 AM
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