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09-02-2009, 11:35 PM
What is the general behavior of the female guppy when she is ready to birth the little ones?
09-03-2009, 12:26 AM
You may notice that she swims awkwardly or slower due to the extra weight. She may hide a lot more, either in plants, behind the heater, in decor etc. or just sit on the bottom in a corner....when it is very close to her dropping the fry, she may also stop eating, swim/pace up and down the side of the tank at times (she may bcome very restless at this time) and she may seem to be a little more aggressive towards the other fish at this time as she just wants to be left alone, her stomach will take on a square box shape due to the birth canal moving into the right position for dropping the fry, she will try to find a good/dark hiding spot where she can drop the fry in peace.....I have probably forgotten a few other things, but hope this helps!
Congratulations if you are about to have fry...:11:
09-03-2009, 12:34 AM
Thanks.. She is doing all that you have mentioned,not so much on the pacing the sides of the tank, but for sure,looks like she is hunting a spot in the Java Moss.. Thanks again
09-09-2009, 03:43 AM
Wow!! still nothing..I didn't think she could get any bigger..
10-15-2009, 09:14 PM
:19: :19: :19: Sorry about taking so long in letting you know, that she had them awhile back, and they are now about three quarters of an in long, doing great and that I now also have eighteen more in my five gallon tank,, these are about a quarter inch.. Now I remember,what the behavior is...
10-17-2009, 04:39 AM
Thanks for the update and CONGRATULATIONS thumbs2: that is great news, glad they are all doing well! :shappy:
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