Guppies holding fry.

Thomas369

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I have 7 guppy females and all of them were/are pregnant. 3 of them have given birth but the other 4 are holding their fry. I know they are far along because they are boxy. I have my parameters pretty much perfect and have recently bought floating plants thinking it might be that but it doesn't seem to have helped. Does anyone have any ideas why they are holding their fry?
 

SM1199

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Stress is the largest factor. What are your parameters in numbers? What is the size of the tank? Do they have tank mates besides the fellow guppies? Can you post a picture of the ones in question?
 

jake37

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I had a preg. fish. When i caught it with a net (to move it to a different tank) it squirted out a bunch of babies.

Now I'm not recommending you go and catch your guppies but I suspect when the time is right they will squirt them out ;)
 
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Thomas369

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SM1199 said:
Stress is the largest factor. What are your parameters in numbers? What is the size of the tank? Do they have tank mates besides the fellow guppies? Can you post a picture of the ones in question?
My Ph is 7.6, ammonia and nitrites 0 and nitrates 20. My GH is 9 and kH 7. The tank is 105L and there is 6 Panda corys in there with them. I tried getting a picture but with the tank light being off you can't really see properly.
 
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Thomas369

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jake37 said:
I had a preg. fish. When i caught it with a net (to move it to a different tank) it squirted out a bunch of babies.

Now I'm not recommending you go and catch your guppies but I suspect when the time is right they will squirt them out ;)
Maybe they will, it's just 2 have been this way for about a month now so I was starting to get worried.
 

jake37

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It is not uncommon for guppies to become bloated - esp old females. Eventually things don't end up well for them.

Thomas369 said:
Maybe they will, it's just 2 have been this way for about a month now so I was starting to get worried.
 
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Thomas369

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jake37 said:
It is not uncommon for guppies to become bloated - esp old females. Eventually things don't end up well for them.
They aren't that old, they are only around 5 months old. Also, you can kinda see like black blobs inside them which I think are the fry.
 

Gone

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Have you tried being aggressive with the frequency of water changes?
 
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Thomas369

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GuppyDazzle said:
Have you tried being aggressive with the frequency of water changes?
How much and how often would you suggest?
 

Gone

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Thomas369 said:
How much and how often would you suggest?
How much and how often is different depending on the specific situation. I do two 30% water changes every week, but I'm feeding heavily for growth.

Whenever I perceive anything wrong in my fish room I accelerate the number of water changes. It often solves the problem.

How often and how much water do you change on a regular basis?
 
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Thomas369

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GuppyDazzle said:
How much and how often is different depending on the specific situation. I do two 30% water changes every week, but I'm feeding heavily for growth.

Whenever I perceive anything wrong in my fish room I accelerate the number of water changes. It often solves the problem.

How often and how much water do you change on a regular basis?
Currently I do a 20% water change once a week.
 

Jollypop4321

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Water changes are most always a good thing to Keep your water quality great. I would also add that fish can look bloated and not be pregnant. Watch for the belly scales and See if they resemble pine cones at some point. That will be an indication they have an illness
 
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