Don't be sorry about wanting the best for you Guppy and her babies! There's nothing wrong with that, It's better safe then sorryNo the tank is cycled. I did a fish in cycle with daily water changes and I used something that kept the ammonia low. I mistakenly said bottled bacteria. But now the tank is cycled the nitrate are high and I'm doing water changes. Also my pregnant guppy is almost about to give birth. She hides a lot behind a floating plants and breathes super fast. I feed her twice a day. I feed her tetra flakes, (which guppies can eat). But the thing I've been stressing is about what to do with the female guppy. Like you said I should keep her in the main tank. My friend puts the fry in a breeder net, but I like to put them in a bigger tank so they can swim freely. So the next time one of my guppies are pregnant do I just leave them and if the fry are born net them out with a net? Sorry I have been worrying about my guppy.
And also I have a hang on back filter on my pregnant guppy tank and a sponge filter in the main.
What do you think I should do. I think the female could stay there until she gives birth and remove the female and put to the main tank.
Sorry, but I have to jump in. For some corrections are in place overhere. Ovoviviparous female livebearers such as guppies can become pregnant earlier than stated, despite of their size. To state that females are pregnant all their lives is an incorrect statement. If they're only storing sperm packets, they're not pregnant at all. They will only become pregnant if the female releases 1 or more sperm packets to fertilize her eggs. Only then, she'll be pregnant. It's the female herself that will decide the moment of becoming pregnant. So, mating itself does not mean that a female becomes pregnant. The sperm packets will be stored in the folds of the fallopian tube. And those folds will be opened randomly. So, you'll never know beforehand if she'll use a recent or an older donated sperm packet. The sperm storage itself can be hold on to for over a year and not just a couple of months.If the females are 4 months old and are reasonably healthy they are pregnant all their lives if a male is swimming in the tank or has been in the tank in the last 3 or so months. The young fry can start breeding at 4 months so you will need to separate males and females before then or you will have even more fry. All the adults and juveniles will eat most of the fry in 30 seconds including mum.
An average gestation period for guppies is 3-4 weeks. But they can even delay it to a max of 8 weeks if needed. In case, she's still not comfortable enough to drop those fry, she can even decide to absorb those fry. This goes for multiple ovoviviparous livebearers, btw. Absorbing fry won't harm the female.Tnx. I asked this question because my pregnant guppy wasn't making fry I think because she was not ready and its not 21-25 days yet. But still I separated her just incase she makes fry.
Flyfisha Can they breed even tho the males were there for 2-3 weeks? Because my tank is new (60L around 15-16 gallons).
Congrats...btw my guppy literally gave birth. The fry are so cute!!