Thread: Pregnant or not??
04-25-2012, 10:25 PM #1
Pregnant or not??
My female guppies keep showing signs of being pregnant (black gravid spot near the anal fin and large stomachs) but.... these symptons seem to fade each morning I keep an eye on my faux plant but cant see any fry (I even move some of the features but still nothing) how would I tell that these guppies are truely pregnant. I have 12 guppies 6 male and 6 female I know that it is highly unlikely for them not to be mating.. but there apears to be a lack of fry anywhere and it always seems to be a ghost pregnacy ... please !!!!!!
Would it be prudent to get a breeder????
many thanks in advance :)
04-25-2012, 10:56 PM #2
Well when fish eat, their bellies swell, so if you feed every night they will look pregnant. Being guppies I would put money on it that they are pregnant.My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
04-25-2012, 11:11 PM #3
I know about the enlarged stomachs after feeding but the gravid spot is troubling me....
I have a dark blue female (beautifull fish black spots on her Caudal fin) she seemed to have quite a large gravid spot but the evening after i checked in the morning it had disappeared. How would you know deffinetly that they wouldbe pregnant. I know that the gravid spot is almost a certain indiction to a female guppy being pregnant but there are such things as ghost pregnancy's.....
Would I be better of by putting what i think are pregnant guppies in a breeding box or leave them and hope for the best??? I would love to breed them but i know this is difficult without much fauna..... I have natural coloured gravel as well but alot of feature decoration (most of which have plenty of hiding room) some which have been taken over by either my plecos (sailfin x 2) or red tipped sharks.....
04-25-2012, 11:12 PM #4
would my sharks eat the fry?????
04-25-2012, 11:43 PM #5
to answer about the sharks - definitely.
If you want to keep the babies then yes, i suggest a breeder trap. To keep the fish less stressed, i would put only that fattest and darkest gravid spot female in the trap, so that that way shes only in there for a short time.