long story put short, i have 2 tanks... one has 2 goldfish and 5 white clouds(10 g) and the other im trying to make my guppy tank(8 g). it now has one fry guppy and one "momma" guppy, also i have a plico in there too. i have one live plant and one plastic, also a pink coral thing. Both my tanks r "heated" but i dont know my water stats cause i dont have tests kits for everything. i have a pH tester...and i use Aqua Plus and Cycle whenever i change large amounts of water. I didnt put any fish in my second tank for well over a month... but the water never changed colours, and i had the gold fish in there for a while till i decided i wanted guppies. so i moved them back to the 10 gallon. ill see if the local pet store will test me water for me as testing kits can be quit expensive up here. Anways since i got my guppy home she first swam around all crazy none stop, but now shes still doing her crazy up and down the side and doing figure 8's and stuff but shes very shy.... and its been hard to get a good look at her... she knows when im watching her and doesnt like it and hides... lol go figure. im so excited about her having babies. iv been looking up stuff online and really feeling good about having her in my tank. the thought of it all really "tickles me pink" so to speak. lol:giggle: Well i guess my questions start with how came her gravid spot changes colour when i turn the light out? I think i watch her too much cause her belly changes so much i cant tell how far along she is.... and im thinking about starting some brine shrimp? is think i should or just wait a couple months for more babies?