Long Guppy Pregnancy Help

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

  1. AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    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. Lorekeeper

    Lorekeeper Well Known Member Member

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

    AJE Well Known Member Member

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




  4. Lorekeeper

    Lorekeeper Well Known Member Member

    It usually is, but not always.

    Just by going with coloration and the body shape of the fish, I'd say male.
     
  5. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    Th
    anks

    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. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

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

    Mcasella Fishlore VIP Member

    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. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    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.binh91

    trash.binh91 Valued Member Member

    Looks like a male still
     
  10. Lorekeeper

    Lorekeeper Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
    OP
    AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    Do males
     
  12. trash.binh91

    trash.binh91 Valued Member Member

    Could be a bloated fish. Can guppies get bloated
     
  13. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    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.binh91

    trash.binh91 Valued Member Member

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

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    I separated the victim, so should I put the bully in it? Is that what you’re saying?
     
  16. trash.binh91

    trash.binh91 Valued Member Member

  17. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    Will try that.
     
  18. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    Put the bully, but remove the victim of course! ;)
     
  19. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

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

    Mcasella Fishlore VIP Member

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




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