Is This Guppy Pregnant?

  1. R

    Rolly_frog Initiate Member

    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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  2. s

    smee82 Well Known Member Member

    Shes pregnant
     




  3. Discus-Tang

    Discus-Tang Well Known Member Member

    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.
     




  4. OP
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    R

    Rolly_frog Initiate Member

    that soon? I don’t even have plants set up for the fry!
     
  5. Discus-Tang

    Discus-Tang Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
  6. OP
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    R

    Rolly_frog Initiate Member

    The only other tank I have has my beta & 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?
     
  7. Discus-Tang

    Discus-Tang Well Known Member Member

    You could a quick cycle by adding media from one of your filters to the fry tank filter.
     
  8. OP
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    R

    Rolly_frog Initiate Member

    Thank you so much! The people at the pet shop couldn’t tell me a dang thing, it’s nice to get actually advice!
     
  9. Discus-Tang

    Discus-Tang Well Known Member Member

    This is unrelated, but how big is your betta/ cory tank and how many cories are there?
     
  10. Discus-Tang

    Discus-Tang Well Known Member Member

    That's fish stores for you!
     
  11. OP
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    R

    Rolly_frog Initiate Member

    38L one male beta, 4 Cory’s, it’s also got a bunch of plants growing in there and a golden apple snail
     
  12. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Move your cories to your 250l. Your tank is too small for cories. Also get at least 2 more cories
     
  13. OP
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    Rolly_frog Initiate Member

    Im
    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)