How Far Along Is My Guppy ?

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by 13fishy wishes, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. 13fishy wishes

    13fishy wishesValued MemberMember

    I recently began to get more interested in breeding fish .so a bought a female and bred her bout I am wondering around how far along she is .and when I can expect baby Guppy's ? I bred her about 3 wks ago . the lighting is really bad sorry . IMG_20170803_121958.jpgIMG_20170803_121948.jpgIMG_20170803_122013.jpg
     
  2. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    What is she currently housed in right now?
     
  3. OP
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    13fishy wishes

    13fishy wishesValued MemberMember

    Yes
     




  4. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    What I meant by that was, how large is the tank?
     
  5. OP
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    13fishy wishes

    13fishy wishesValued MemberMember

    Sorry that wasn't supposed to be sent

    I know what you meant . "yes " wasn't suppose to be posted . she is in a 1 gallon fish bowl for now I plan to move her fairly soon.
     
  6. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Alright, she will need have atleast 10 gallons, with heat and filtration.
    She'd really benefit if other guppies were present with her.
     
  7. OP
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    13fishy wishes

    13fishy wishesValued MemberMember

    OK I'll see what I can do . any guess on how far along she is?
     
  8. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Not 100% sure abut eggs, and I am no good at breeding. Never attempted before.
    Guppies can go forever before giving birth.
     
  9. OP
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    13fishy wishes

    13fishy wishesValued MemberMember

    OK thanks a million !
     
  10. fjh

    fjhWell Known MemberMember

    I've bred guppies, and they usually drop fry between 25 and 30 days after they become pregnant. However, the mom will sometimes abort fry if she becomes too stressed, or hold them for months if the conditions aren't right.

    You really need to move her to a cycled tank asap. A 10g tank would be perfect for raising fry

    So about your guppy... she doesn't actually look pregnant to me. It is possible she aborted them, especially if she's being held in a 1g unfiltered, uncycled bowl (very stressful for her). Her gravid spot should be dark brown/black the entire time through her pregnancy. Also, at 3 weeks, her belly should have expanded considerably, although this varies from guppy to guppy.
    If you want, I can send you pictures of pregnant guppies in various stages.

    Best of luck!
     
  11. SepehrWell Known MemberMember

    Hello there!
    Your fish is pregnant! (not 100 percent sure but female guppies are always pregnant)
    As for the gravid spot, blonde and albino females tend to have a maroon, red, red-orange or even yellow-orange gravid spot. It can be near invisible.
    As the eyes start becoming more visible it will darken up unless they are albinos...then they stay pink because albino babies have pink eyes. What you see in the gravid spot around birth is the eyes

    and please get a bigger aquarium, I personally have a 17 gallon for breeding one Female (which is far too big for a pregnant female) with a sponge filter in it.
    You do not really need to use a heater in summer (and if where you live is warm enough), fish will not die instantly if the temperature drops 1 or 2 Celsius
     
  12. OP
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    13fishy wishes

    13fishy wishesValued MemberMember

    Thanks a ton ! I'll be moving her into a 5 gallon tomorrow ! As I am not able to get anything bigger .
     
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  13. SepehrWell Known MemberMember

    And to answer your original question :
    it usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks
    It really depends on the Feeding, Mother, environment and temperature....!
     
  14. OP
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    13fishy wishes

    13fishy wishesValued MemberMember

    Okay ! Thank you for answering .

    Hey could you please PM those pictures for me ?

    Update !!! I just saw babies in her !!
    Any clue how long from now ??
     
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  15. SepehrWell Known MemberMember

    What do you mean you just saw babies in her?
    Any pictures?
     
  16. OP
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    13fishy wishes

    13fishy wishesValued MemberMember

    I mean I from an angle every now and then I can see their eye's!
     




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