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Thread: guppy question

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    yesterday i got 1 male and 1 female guppy from PS when i put her in the tank she had a little light black spot behind her stomach what is that? my female swordtails have this too. sorry if this sounds stupid im still fairly new with fish and never had a female livebearer before

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    That could mean that you could have quite a few little Guppies and Swordies on their way! A classic sign of having pregnant Swordies and Guppies is what you call a gravid spot, which sounds like what you're describing.
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    +1, agreed
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    Nice you bought 2 and now in a week or so you have 20 or more.

    You might want to get a breeding net to put her in to have her babies in then put the mom back in the tank when shes done birthing so she doesnt eat the babies(fry).

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    I have two guppy tanks and I have not noticed the mother to eat an appreciable number of fry. I have more than I know what to do with and I think you will too!
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    congrats ive had mothers give birth to anywhere between 20 and 80 fry

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