Black To Orange Gravid Spot

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by Louise26, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Louise26New MemberMember

    My female guppy is pregnant and her gravid spot was black up until last night. Her gravid spot turned orange and I don’t know why. Is she close to giving birth? Or did she lose the babies? Please help.
  2. fjhWell Known MemberMember

    Could you post a picture?
  3. Louise26New MemberMember

    I can try but she swims very fast away from the camera.
  4. fjhWell Known MemberMember

    Well how long has she been pregnant? how boxy is she?

    Color change usually isnt cause for alarm. Their gravid spot will be almost exclusively peach colored for the last few days of pregnancy, but it can change back and forth for the rest of the month.
  5. Louise26New MemberMember

    I’m not exactly sure because when I got her she was already pregnant, she’s very boxy and looks like she’s ready to pop at any minute.
  6. Louise26New MemberMember

    Her gravid spot has now gone mainly black with a bit of orange.

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  7. fjhWell Known MemberMember

    In that case, congrats! Youll probably be a fish mom soon.
  8. Louise26New MemberMember

    I can’t wait!! I’m quite new to fishes, I’ve had them in the past but that was a long time ago. But as you can slightly see from the pictures she’s very boxy.