Guppy Pregnant Atleast 28 Days, No Fry. Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by rrbauer96, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. rrbauer96Valued MemberMember

    Hi again,

    One of my female guppies is quite pregnant and I'm starting to worry a little because she still hasn't given birth. I bought her pregnant, so I can't give the exact amount of days, but for the duration I've had her, she is atleast 28 days pregnant.

    She is much larger than my other females, and her gravid spot is getting wider and wider. Almost all of my guppies in the past have given birth between the 22-26 day mark. Also, water parameters are fine, and are not fluctuating.

    Any idea as to what might be causing issues for her?


  2. Iverg1Well Known MemberMember

    She might be stressed and that would cause her not to give birth

  3. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    Some females will hold out to 35 days or longer, I have a female that holds out consistently between 30-35 days each birth.

  4. rrbauer96Valued MemberMember

    Ah okay. Will be patient for this one.
  5. rrbauer96Valued MemberMember

    I just tested my water again and everything seems to be fine except the pH...It's a little higher than normal, and is roughly 8.0. Do you think this could maybe be a reason she doesn't want to give birth?
  6. BaraYoukaiValued MemberMember

    From what I've read guppies are pretty adaptable with PH so long as it is constant.
  7. rrbauer96Valued MemberMember

    Ah gotcha. Hopefully nothing's wrong then. Thanks :)
  8. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    If they have been living in it this long already it is not going to affect them unless it swings. If she has a comfortable place to give birth, aka a hiding place, she will. Give her time, she can't hold them in forever.
  9. rrbauer96Valued MemberMember

    Good news, I found 5 little fry hanging around my cabomba when going to feed the tank. Not sure if they were hers or not since I have two pregnant females. Both still look pretty pregnant so maybe they're just dropping a few as they go. Either way, it was a good birthday present to find :)
  10. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    Hopefully she drops the rest over the day as the rest of a birthday present.
  11. rrbauer96Valued MemberMember

    Yes hopefully!
  12. JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

    Happy belated birthday!
  13. rrbauer96Valued MemberMember

    Thank you!! :)
  14. JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

    Now some of the fry and you share the same bday :)
  15. fishaholic87Valued MemberMember

    gestation period is around 1 month so thats not to uncommon or she could have reabsorbed
  16. rrbauer96Valued MemberMember

    I didn't even think of that haha
  17. rrbauer96Valued MemberMember

    I think mine absorbed the rest of her babies because it's been 35 days :(
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 26, 2018
  18. emeraldkingWell Known MemberMember

    If that's true, I'm sorry to hear...

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