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

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

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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! : Does she have a gravid spot--a large dark triangle underneath the belly, right above the analfins?
 
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she does but its not really that dark so thats why i didnt know if she was pregnant or just fat.
 

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

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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.
 

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The gravid spot will be so black that there is no transluscence...
 

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vin said:
The gravid spot will be so black that there is no transluscence...
Yes, exactly.
 

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

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" she's not pregnant, rare sight"
lol yep
 

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when my females went pregnant their eyes went darker so i think that does sometime happens when their pregnant.
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i had preggy guppys which all had dark eyes and now most of then have given birth theyr eyes are alot lighter
 
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