Pregnant or not pregnant, that is the question ;)

  1. Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Member Member

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    Hi all, I'm new here.
    I think I have officially become addicted to guppies :)

    A few weeks ago I bought a male and a female guppy. The male died while in quarrentine but the female is happily swimming around in the main tank right now.

    Now here's the thing, the current female was housed together with the males at the pet store which she came from, and there was alot of guppies in there.

    By looking at the gravid spot she gives the impression that she's pregnant, I thunk I've had her for about 3-4 weeks now and surely if she was pregnant she would look alot more developed by now,
    I'm just confused as she has a darkish gravid spot but....
    I don't know :/

    Sorry to all if I'm repeating a frequently asked question.

    Here she is...
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    Sorry about bad quality, im using tapatalk...

    I can't seem to upload anymore right now, my Internet is being annoying, so I'll try again tomorrow, sorry :/

    But yeah, is there a chance she's pregnant?
    The only other thing I can think of is that she had a miscarriage recently and now she's started again using the same sperm?

    Thank you in advance :)
     


  2. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

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    Welcome to Fishlore!!!

    Was she bigger when you first got her? Although she can store sperm for some time, she doesnt look pregnant now. If she was bigger before, she could have had the babies and ate them herself. If you are going to have them and want babies, stock them 1m to 3-4f so your females wont be harassed to death. Shes a pretty girl!
     


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    Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Member Member

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    Thankyou!
    The plan was to get a male and 2 or mabey 3 females but we could only afford one at the time, no she wasn't bigger before, at least I don't remember her being bigger,
    I'll try and post an earlier pic of her soon, sorry...
     
  4. Legures

    Legures Member Member

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    +1 Shawnie

    Your guppy doesn't really look pregnant but you never know if she has stored sperm!
     
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    Codyandme1 Member Member

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    Okay,
    Well here is a few more pics of her today...
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    This is an earlier pic of her...
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    Also this is the male I have my eye on at the store...
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    :) I love his tale!
     
  6. Dlondon95

    Dlondon95 Well Known Member Member

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    She does have a gravid spot, so I think she is pregnant, just in the very first stages. I'd say you have at least a month before she drops.
     
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    Codyandme1 Member Member

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    Okay, guess what! I bought that male along with another (HUGE!) female, the male is sooo small compared to the large female but he still 'had a go at it'
    If u know what I mean... :D
    yay I'm excited now! tehe
     
  8. cameronpalte

    cameronpalte Member Member

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    I think early when you got her she dropped but it may of been early in the night and she ate them (maybe w/ the male in quarintine) and now she may have more again. Also if you have 1f and 1m right now, you need to get 1f-2f more at least. It's so fun raising guppy fry!
     
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    Codyandme1 Member Member

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    I have 1 male and 2 female right now,
    The male and one female in quarrentine and 1 female in the main tank.
    :D