How much longer until my guppy has babies?

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I bought this guppy 2 weeks ago. When I did it already had a small belly. Now the belly has increased in size. How much longer until it has babies? To clarify it has a orange gravid spot. These were the best pictures I could get of it as it is such a quick swimmer. 😂
 

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If you need any better pictures let me know. I can try and get a few more if that helps your estimation.
 

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Give the tank a 25% water change with cold water and see if that doesn't induce something.
 
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It's been over 50 years since I've bred guppies but that does not look like prego to me. If memory serves the internal eggs should look like a black pouch.
Hi there, and its an orange gravid spot. I verified with the local fish store. The spot has also transitioned from a light orange to a darker one now.
 

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Usually, the abdomen would 'square off' and the gravid spot would redden, allowing me to see the eyes of the fry right before they rolled out. But I only kept wild caught lines of guppies, and the selective breeding may have changed that a little. A reddish gravid spot was a sure sign with wilds, but that fish is already reddish.
 

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if it is gravid (pregnant), then it should give birth in the next week or so. If it doesn't produce any young in a month, I would deworm the fish.

Gravid spots are not always visible on all fish.
 

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