mom guppy died after giving birth

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Neville

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hi guys,
one of my aquarist friends had 1 male guppy and 2 female guppies. 1 female guppy died yesterday after giving birth, RIP :'(. is there any partiular reason or it happens sometime?
 

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Sometimes the female is weak after birth and the male aggravates them really bad. Are there lots of plants(real or artificial) in the tank for fry and females to hide/rest in? If not this might help in the future.
Carol
 

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She may have been overstressed with giving birth. Maybe next time if you have a smaller quarantine tank, move her to that tank so she can give birth without the males picking on her. See if that helps. Otherwise lots of hiding places.
 

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That is so common these days.....
 

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I've even heard of the fry getting stuck in the female, and she can't squeeze them out and she and the fry die. It's sad but true.
 
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