Pregnant guppy

Dezirae90
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Is my guppies belly squared off yet I can’t tell
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SM1199
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Not quite! She has a ways to go. She would be best left in the main tank so she's less stressed.
 
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Dezirae90
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About how much longer you thinking so I can watch for new baby’s I also don’t want the other fish to stress her or eat the babies
 
SM1199
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It's been a while since I've had guppies so I'm rusty in guesstimating how long it'll take. Also, some females get ginormous before they drop and others drop when they're still rather small, so the squareness is the best way to tell, which isn't apparent in her yet.

She will be more stressed being netted and transferred to a small, unfiltered tank than she will be in the main tank. The best thing you can do is add plenty of cover - live or fake plants work great - to the main tank to give the fry a hiding place when they're born. If you must separate her, she should still have some cover so she doesn't eat any fry, and I wouldn't do anything smaller than a 5 gallon with a cycled filter and heater.
 
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Dezirae90
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Thanks so much I’ll look into more cover
 
SotaAquatics
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I would say she's probably still got about two weeks to go. Her belly looks pretty small to me yet, especially if she's a first timer, they seem to take a little longer then mature females and usually will only drop a couple at a time over days vs a mature female dropping 30-50 in a few hours.

You will say, there's no way she can get any bigger, she has to be ready to go. And then she will get 30% bigger then that, then finally square and drop them. It really is amazing how many fry they can expand to hold.
 
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Dezirae90
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I’m not sure bc I got her already pregnant from the pet store this was taken a week ago
 
SotaAquatics
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She is definitely pregnant comparing the new picture to her a week ago, but makes me think she might be closer to 3 weeks out yet. Attached are some pictures of a few pregnant females in my fry tank - sorry for the quality it was only picture I had of that tank. But should help give an idea, and I would say these 3 in the below picture are still easily 1 week - 10 days out.
 
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Dezirae90
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Thanks for your help
 
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Dezirae90
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Dezirae90 said:
Is my guppies belly squared off yet I can’t tell
A better view help
Updated photo
Another one
This is an updated photo I’m still new to these guppies so yeah so taking it by every other day
Dezirae90 said:
Is my guppies belly squared off yet I can’t tell
A better view help
Updated photo
Another one

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