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Is my guppy fat or pregnant

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by GraceFish, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. GraceFish

    GraceFish New Member

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    I just noticed that one of my guppies was looking larger than it used to. I haven’t noticed this before but my dad has been feeding it for 5 days and i don’t think he was over feeding them. When I bought them it said they were all males but i know sometimes they get the genders wrong at pet stores and they can accidentally put females in with the males. I attached a before and after photo. Please help.

     

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  2. Jessie J.

    Jessie J. Fish Crazy

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    She looks a bit overweight, and maybe pregnant.
     
  3. Cichlid4life

    Cichlid4life Fish Crazy

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum!:hi:

    I can't tell, but that looks like a male lemon guppy, but it is to blurry to tell when i try to zoom in on the image, a better photo would help. Male or not, it could be bloated (if not a pregnant female).
     
  4. Roden

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    What’s the gender? I can’t tell from these photos but the coloration and the “before” look like a male to me.

    For it to become that large that quickly I doubt it’s just pregnancy as pregnancy should be more gradual. To me this really doesn’t look like just pregnancy, it looks much more like bloat.

    Few questions-
    1. Tank size
    2. Parameters
    3. Do you use a liquid test kit
    4. What other inhabitants
    5. What do you feed and how much
    6. Can you ask your father how much he fed
    7. Any other symptoms
    8. Temperature
    9. Is it cycled

    What I would start with is fasting. Fast for 2-3 days and feed pea or daphnia on the 3rd.

    If you are not certain of the gender you can post a photo of the anal fin and I or someone else should be able to ID it for you.
     
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  5. Ryan_F

    Ryan_F Fish Fanatic

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    Hm, it could be female, but it could also be a male, if it’s a male, it looks a bit overfed and might have bloat, even it’s a female it still looks a bit overfed but it would be pregnant


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