My guppy was showing all signs of close labour, really box shaped, hiding away, always on her own away from other fish so we put her on breeding box and then within an hr we had quite a few yellow balls?? She wasn't showing any sign of stress though
Thank you for the reply I have attached a pic of herSeasoldier said:HI & welcome to fishlore, I know this will be a strange question but are you sure the fish is a guppy? they look a lot like eggs & guppies are live bearers.
Sorry to sound silly this is my first time breeding, what does this mean and what shall I do pleaseDemeter said:Usually when a live bearer aborts you will see all stages of development. Those eggs honestly look infertile, otherwise you'd have partially developed babies.
In livebearers the young develope from egg to fry inside the mother. There are different stages between egg and fully developed fry. If the mother actually was inseminated and then aborts there should also be underdeveloped fry and not just eggs. So... I guess the female was gravid (eggbearing) but no male has yet successfully impregnated her.switty2110 said:Sorry to sound silly this is my first time breeding, what does this mean and what shall I do please