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#1 mlahey

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 06:31 PM

HELP!!

Trying to figure out if my 2 guppies which i moved to a 10 gallon tank are ready to give birth. I have 2 pics but can not get them attached! Help!!

#2 snowyangel

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 07:06 PM

You need a picture host online to submit pictures. I use Photobucket to upload pictures, it's free and you can upload quite a few pictures. For a quick reference here's a picture of my female guppy 2 hrs before she had her babies:
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#3 emgclover

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 07:08 PM

It would be a great help if you could post a pic but i'm not sure how to do that myself. Maybe someone else can help you out with that. In the mean time, study your guppy behaviour. Has she been acting differently lately, for example she is normally lively but now she is lazy or maybe she is hiding away when she is normaly swimming about. Take a look at her belly, best from the front or behind and if it looks 'boxy' or 'squarish' then it wont be long before she has them. Possibly in just a few days. Lastly look at her gravid spot and see if you can see small dots in it. If you can then these are the eyes or the fry and again this is a sign that she will drop soon. Try not to move her anymore now that she is settled as this can stress her out and cause her to abort her pregnancy or the babies will be born with defects.

#4 mlahey

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 08:10 PM

Ok I think I can post my 2 pic now.....I'll Give it a try. Please make an estimate for me!!

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#5 mlahey

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 11:00 PM

Can someone give me an idea when these 2 guppies will be ready to have their fry?? Pictures are the large 2 above!!

#6 wrs

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 11:09 PM

not really that big, id say maybe two or so weeks.

#7 plysha

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 11:48 PM

I agree with Wrs in about a week....sometimes they don't have to be very big to give birth

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She's not big at all and had 12 babies (still have 9 or 10) before she died

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Heres a 3year old female and a 7month old female (both dead )
The big one had fry that night....

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Erin :)

#8 newCoMeRh2o

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 12:16 AM

hey im facing the same problem if you can get me a better picture maybe i could help u while u help me. my fish is pregnant to but i dont know when shell give birth. the "gravid spot" under her tail should become very big and thats about all i know. sorry im not of more help.

#9 mlahey

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 11:06 AM

Thanks to all who replied!!

MCL :D

#10 fishluver

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 11:06 AM

None of my gups ever showed any signs before giving birth, mine still eat swim with the others, acts normal. The way I can tell she is ready anyday, is her stomach will be very large around her neck, then u will see where she is getting bigger near the anal fin, like the fry is moving toward the back, and he poop hole will look swollen a bit...when I see that my guppys looks like that have a square stomach from behind then know it 24 hours max before birth.

#11 mlahey

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 10:02 PM

Can u check these pics to verify a2 pregnant guppies????????

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#12 wrs

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 10:45 PM

those are definetly pregnate, id say theyll have theyre fry very soon....

#13 mlahey

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 12:37 AM

How much longer WRS?? A week?

#14 fourplayfishy

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 01:08 AM

dont keep babie guppies in an undergravel filter :P they get stuck under the gravel and u gotta fish em out when u clean the tank... yes know this from experience... had fancy tails lol ended up with over 30 some odd in a 10 gal lol

#15 Wisperian

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 02:25 AM

Okay! calm down dude!

#16 wrs

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 02:12 PM

6 days. Thats what mine looked like 6 days before she dropped.

#17 mlahey

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 05:09 PM

I thought they were pregnant. But thew bigger one's gravid spot dissappears at night and then returns and goes again. I read some posts and people say it is the fry moving around. I am getting anxious waiting!! These are my first fry!!

Hope it goes ok.!!!

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#18 mlahey

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 12:08 PM

GUPPY FRY ARRIVED THIS MORNING!!!

The smaller female guppy has given birth to 13 fry as of 9:34 am. I still see black gravid spot so I am not sure if she is finished!!

I don't know what to do now cause there are 2 females in the 10 gallon tank! The mother and another female who I thought would have hers first!! She is much bigger!

I have a floating plant in there. The adults always stay above it and the fry are always below..... will that be ok?

Also the bottom of the tank is a bit dirty...should I try to vacuum it or just leave it??


Please Advise!!

MCL




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