Guppy Birth Time?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by lvides, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. lvidesNew MemberMember

    hey, i have a guppy which is having babies and she has had only 3 in 8hr, i see her really fat, so i wonder how much does it take for them to have them all usually?
     




  2. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    It could take an hour to a few weeks for a guppy to give birth to a whole batch of fry.
     
  3. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    How do you know she has only had 3? What if she ate all of them and only 3 survived? Where did she give birth?
     
  4. lvidesNew MemberMember

    i have her on a box

    wow

    rn theres one with the tail out and shes struggling to get him out
     
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  5. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    Fry can still swim upwards and get eaten, I cant imagine a guppy taking 8 hours to just pop 3 fry. I dont keep guppys but I do keep other livebearers and they usually pop all the fry in a matter of 1-2 hours. Is she a first timer?
     
  6. OnTheFlyWell Known MemberMember

    You'll generally see most of them drop the same day but I do have a few females that will drop small batches of fry (5 to 8) about halfway between their expected delivery time. A few fry the day after the main drop is not rare at all.
     
  7. lvidesNew MemberMember

    its not her first time, second, the first time she had only 2
     
  8. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    The amazing thing about livebearers is that they can hold up to 3 batches of babies at once so she might have run out of room and that might be all for a few months. If this is her first birth that might be it.

    * first, second, or third
     
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  9. lvidesNew MemberMember

    oh, awesome, what i dont like its that she is struggling more than what she did last time in giving birth

    wow, all of the sudden i came to check on her, she now has about 20 babies
     
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