Guppy Eggs!?!?

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by MelloYello, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. MelloYelloValued MemberMember

  2. KaderTheAntWell Known MemberMember

    Guppies are livebearers so them having eggs isn't going to happen.. is there anything with her? (Sorry, i can't see the picture)

  3. GlamCrabWell Known MemberMember

    i think livebearers simply keep eggs Inside them until they hatch.. SOOO what you are seeing is extreme premature birth

  4. MelloYelloValued MemberMember

    Nope shes in one of those floating breeder boxes... I know they give live young thats why I am so confused... plus they dont match the description of any other fishes eggs in my tank... the rest either have white floating eggs (not sinking) or red eggs (sinking, and sticking) None of those egg descriptions fit the eggs I see here.

  5. AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

    Guppies will lay eggs that are not fertilized...or that don't make it.
  6. KaderTheAntWell Known MemberMember

    Then yes, extremely premature birth. Is she acting strange or anything?
  7. MelloYelloValued MemberMember

    Ah... How do I feed the small fish. I have tubifex worms and I have blood worms and I have micro-organisms.. they are really small.
  8. GlamCrabWell Known MemberMember

    i dont know.. i have never personally dealt with that problem..
  9. MelloYelloValued MemberMember

    Nope, not behaving differently, still hungry and begging for food 24/7
  10. KaderTheAntWell Known MemberMember

    I've honestly never seen this before. And I believe you can feed them crushed pellets/flakes from the start (correct me if I'm wrong)
  11. AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

    grind up flake food very finely and feed it to the fry...or get some "first bites"
  12. MelloYelloValued MemberMember

    Awesome thank you!
  13. AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

    Out of curiosity, do the fry still have their yolk sacks?
  14. MelloYelloValued MemberMember

    Erm um I can upload another pic, but I fear I dont know what I would be looking for....
  15. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    She might have aborted her fry (hence the eggs). Guppies can do this when stressed, and breeder boxes can be very stressful to them, so it makes sense.
  16. MelloYelloValued MemberMember

  17. MelloYelloValued MemberMember

    Ah I guess I can avoid that by getting some duckweed in my quarantine tank and just put pregnant females in there when they are ready
  18. AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

    Nope...not that I can see at least. So there were plenty of eggs that were not fertilized, doesn't look like it was from aborting them. She isn't acting sick at all?
  19. MelloYelloValued MemberMember

    She looks great... She is trying furiously to go through the greating and get the eggs that she layed and the babies (so she can eat em I guess) but other than that she looks fine...
    ** Her gravid spot was darker before I left today but other than that she is the same color she always is (VERY PALE)
  20. AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

    Her tail fin is a little torn, her gills are a little red and the front fins are a little pinkish as this normal for her (the redness)

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