Long Guppy Pregnancy

AJE
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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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Lorekeeper
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That looks sort of like a male to me, although it's hard to tell without a better picture.
 
AJE
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I am new to this but I thought that dark spot was a pregnancy sign thanks
 
Lorekeeper
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It usually is, but not always.

Just by going with coloration and the body shape of the fish, I'd say male.
 
AJE
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It usually is, but not always.

Just by going with coloration and the body shape of the fish, I'd say male.
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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
 
aussieJJDude
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Its a male. Females aren't as brightly coloured unless injected with hormones - which make them sterile.
 
Mcasella
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Its a male. Females aren't as brightly coloured unless injected with hormones - which make them sterile.
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.
 
AJE
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That looks sort of like a male to me, although it's hard to tell without a better picture.

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

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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trash.binh91
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Looks like a male still
 
Lorekeeper
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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.
 
AJE
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Looks like a male still
Do males
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.[/ He hasn’t done this before when they were together though, what should I do, I only have one heated tank?
 
trash.binh91
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Could be a bloated fish. Can guppies get bloated
 
AJE
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What can be done to get rid of this aggression? Thanks y’all are great.

It doesn’t
Could be a bloated fish. Can guppies get bloated
look bloated, just normal

It doesn’t
Could be a bloated fish. Can guppies get bloated
look bloated, just normal

It doesn’t
Could be a bloated fish. Can guppies get bloated
look bloated, just normal
 
trash.binh91
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You could punish the guppy and keep it in the breeder box for a week in the tank, and he’ll stop eventually.
 
AJE
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You could punish the guppy and keep it in the breeder box for a week in the tank, and he’ll stop eventually.
I separated the victim, so should I put the bully in it? Is that what you’re saying?
 
trash.binh91
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Yeah
 
aussieJJDude
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AJE
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Put the bully, but remove the victI'm of course!
How do I do water changes with my bully guppy in the breeder box?
 
Mcasella
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How do I do water changes with my bully guppy in the breeder box?
Plop him into a cup if you take the water down further than the bottom of the box.
 
trash.binh91
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You leave the breeder box in the tank.
 
AJE
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  • #22
You leave the breeder box in the tank.
So do I let the aggressor out until I have it filled back up? my breeder box is made out of cups.
 
trash.binh91
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Oh, I have one that is a literal box, you leave it in the tank, you could take those quart containers, rinse it and leave that in the tank
 
AJE
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Will do thanks my water draining takes a few hours

The guppy is out and all getting a long, except (this has been happening for a few months) both guppies keep chasing my one spasific molly around the tank, never nibbling just chasing what’s going on?
 
Mcasella
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The guppy is out and all getting a long, except (this has been happening for a few months) both guppies keep chasing my one spasific molly around the tank, never nibbling just chasing what’s going on?
They are trying to mate with it, the larger a fish is the more likely a male guppy will try to mate with it, and since guppies and mollies can hybridize (offspring sterile) it will be a lot of chasing.
 
AJE
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They are trying to mate with it, the larger a fish is the more likely a male guppy will try to mate with it, and since guppies and mollies can hybridize (offspring sterile) it will be a lot of chasing.
So the molly is female?

They are trying to mate with it, the larger a fish is the more likely a male guppy will try to mate with it, and since guppies and mollies can hybridize (offspring sterile) it will be a lot of chasing.
And does that mean my other two mollies are mal, they never get chased?
 
Mcasella
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And does that mean my other two mollies are mal, they never get chased?
The fish can be male or female, what does its analfin look like? Females are more likely to be chased but all larger fish they think they can mate with will have their attention.
 
AJE
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The fish can be male or female, what does its analfin look like? Females are more likely to be chased but all larger fish they think they can mate with will have their attention.
Stick like, but all three mollies are stick like, but the guppies only chase this one
 
Mcasella
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Stick like, but all three mollies are stick like, but the guppies only chase this one
Is it different from the others? Such as a paler or less colorful version of molly?
 
AJE
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The other two are all black this one is half black half orange
 
Discus-Tang
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Has he given birth yet?
 
AJE
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AJE
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So many banned members responded to this thread!
 
Geoff
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What’d you do to them?
 
AJE
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What’d you do to them?
Probably, I’m actually surprised I haven’t been banned
 

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