Is This Guppy Pregnant?

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Very new to being a guppy mum, and I got a couple females (4 females & 2 males) from the local pet store. I always thought they were kept seperate from the males but this lady is rather fat looking? Could she be pregnant? If so what will I need to do to keep them safe/ healthy? I won’t be able to keep them in a seperate tank if she does have babies :/ but our tank is 250L so I’m not worried about space just that there isn’t many hiding places in the tank?
 

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She's pregnant, and it looks like it may only be a few more days 'till she gives birth! Congrats. You will notice that here stomach goes slightly square shaped a bit before the birth.
 

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Rolly_frog said:
that soon? I don’t even have plants set up for the fry!
In my experience the fry get eaten regardless of whether there is plants or not. Your best bet is to just take the fry out and put them in a separate tank.
 
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The only other tank I have has my betta & corys in it :/ if I set up a new one would it have enough time to cycle? Could I maybe speed it up by using the water from the guppy tank in it?
 

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Rolly_frog said:
The only other tank I have has my betta & corys in it :/ if I set up a new one would it have enough time to cycle? Could I maybe speed it up by using the water from the guppy tank in it?
You could a quick cycle by adding media from one of your filters to the fry tank filter.
 
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Thank you so much! The people at the pet shop couldn’t tell me a dang thing, it’s nice to get actually advice!
 

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Rolly_frog said:
38L one male betta, 4 Cory’s, it’s also got a bunch of plants growing in there and a golden apple snail
Move your cories to your 250l. Your tank is too small for cories. Also get at least 2 more cories
 
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Move your cories to your 250l. Your tank is too small for cories. Also get at least 2 more cories
I’m going to as soon as I get a couple plants in the tank for them to hide in (this week) and again I relied on info from the pet shop originally had one Cory by himself because they said he’d be better than a pleco, but he looked so sad so I did a bunch of research and found they like groups. Bit angry that the pet shop are telling people it’s okay to just have one so I went and got more and they’re heaps happier, just cramped (I’m doing water changes twice a week until I transfer them)
 
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