Guppies

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by Calli, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. CalliNew MemberMember

    I have a question...do female guppies eyes get darker as they are getting closer to their due date?
     
  2. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    I've never heard of that before. But their gravid spot will be very large and they will get insanely fat. ;D
     




  3. CalliNew MemberMember

    yea i know that but it seems like my female guppies eyes are really dark right now and shes kinda fat so i didnt know if that was one of the signs that you can look for if she was pregnant also or what.
     




  4. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    I've never heard that darkened eyes is a sign of pregnancy. Your Guppy could just be fat. One of mine is always fat from hogging too much food! :p::) Does she have a gravid spot--a large dark triangle underneath the belly, right above the anal fins?
     




  5. CalliNew MemberMember

    she does but its not really that dark so thats why i didnt know if she was pregnant or just fat.
     
  6. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    Hopefully she doesn't have a curved back because one of mine had that and got really fat and died, she had a disease.

    Austin
     
  7. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    If it's really light, like a brownish color, then she is probably not preggy. I observed that in my 4 Guppies, even my 2 fry who have never seen a male livebearer, you can see the area where the gravid spot would be, just not as dark. I don't know why this is. If the Guppy is pregnant it will be black.
     
  8. vinWell Known MemberMember

    The gravid spot will be so black that there is no transluscence...
     
  9. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, exactly.
     
  10. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    Yup if there is some translucentness on top of where the gravid spot should be she's not pregnant, rare sight.

    Austin
     
  11. JonWell Known MemberMember

    " she's not pregnant, rare sight"
    lol yep
     
  12. mcminnjNew MemberMember

    when my females went pregnant their eyes went darker so i think that does sometime happens when their pregnant.
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  13. mcminnjNew MemberMember

    i had preggy guppys which all had dark eyes and now most of then have given birth theyr eyes are alot lighter :eek:
     
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