Long Guppy Pregnancy Help

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by AJE, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. AJEWell Known MemberMember

    I have a guppy and I think she’s pregnant, she has been pregnant for about 6 weeks, she has also been in a diy Breeder box for about a week, what’s wrong? Is she even pregnant?

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  2. LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    That looks sort of like a male to me, although it's hard to tell without a better picture.

  3. AJEWell Known MemberMember

    I am new to this but I thought that dark spot was a pregnancy sign thanks

  4. LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    It usually is, but not always.

    Just by going with coloration and the body shape of the fish, I'd say male.
  5. AJEWell Known MemberMember


    I will try to get a better picture later

    If it matters the dot also changes shades from black to gray and gets bigger and smaller, but then again I am new
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  6. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Its a male. Females aren't as brightly coloured unless injected with hormones - which make them sterile.
  7. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    From pet stores they aren't likely to be as colorful, however many guppy lines now have females with intense color, however they normally do not have spots along the body.
  8. AJEWell Known MemberMember

    Since you
    I released hem/her back into the tank and my other guppy immediately started attacking him/her so I put he/she back in his/her breeder box. Why did my other guppy start attacking it? He didn’t do this befor.

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  9. trash.binh91Valued MemberMember

    Looks like a male still
  10. LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    Definitely still a male.

    As far as the attacking, the guppy might see it as an intruder. Guppies (and other livebearers that are popular) can be extremely aggressive at times.
  11. AJEWell Known MemberMember

    Do males
  12. trash.binh91Valued MemberMember

    Could be a bloated fish. Can guppies get bloated
  13. AJEWell Known MemberMember

    What can be done to get rid of this aggression? Thanks y’all are great.

    It doesn’t
    look bloated, just normal

    It doesn’t
    look bloated, just normal

    It doesn’t
    look bloated, just normal
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  14. trash.binh91Valued MemberMember

    You could punish the guppy and keep it in the breeder box for a week in the tank, and he’ll stop eventually.
  15. AJEWell Known MemberMember

    I separated the victim, so should I put the bully in it? Is that what you’re saying?
  16. trash.binh91Valued MemberMember

  17. AJEWell Known MemberMember

    Will try that.
  18. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Put the bully, but remove the victim of course! ;)
  19. AJEWell Known MemberMember

    How do I do water changes with my bully guppy in the breeder box?
  20. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    Plop him into a cup if you take the water down further than the bottom of the box.

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