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    Hi,

    Last week I bought some guppies (3 males and 5 females) because I got a female guppy from a friend 3 months ago. I think 2 of my female guppies already have a belly, but I don't know if that's even possible since they were separately kept in the store from the males. If you could help me, I would really like to know if they're really pregnant. If they are, when should I separate them?
    I have a 45 litres tank which also contains 3 zebra danios, 3 leopard danios and 2 live plants.
    Water parameters: Temp.: 24°C , NO3(mg/l): 10 , NO2(mg/l): 0 , Carbonate hardness: 6° , Cl2(mg/l): 0
    The tank has been set up for 5 months (only the 6 danios at that time).

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    She looks pregnant but then female guppies are rather fat in the belly to begin with. I don't know why you'd have to separate them though.
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    Thank you!
    The reason I want to separate the pregnant guppy is because I'm afraid that she or the other fish in the aquarium might eat the fry. There is enough hiding space between the plants, but I'm worried that the fry will go strait to the bottom and then they will be seen as food. :/ Any guess how long she's already pregnant?

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    Guppys breed so prolifically, I don't think I'd worry much about a few becoming snacks...
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    No telling how far along she is, could take a while longer. I've had my guppies breed several times and those little fry are pretty good at hiding. Mine would stay in the plants around the heater. Besides, by the time you have two or three broods, you'll be wishing the other fish would eat them. hahaha
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    I know, but this would be my first fish ever to have fry and I'm a little worried. I just want everything to go well with the fish. =)

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    It'll be fine, you'll have so many you won't know what to do with them before long.
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    I understand, it is pretty cool. I had my guppies in a tank with two big flame tetras and I had a whole ton of fry survive. Just know, every one of those females is going to be pregnant. So lets say you get ten babies. You'll have 50 babies in that tank. If the other fish start eating them the odds are you'll have plenty survive. They don't take long to get to a size the other fish won't fool with.
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    Lol, I hope so. Thank you! :)

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    Any ideas on how many guppies I can keep in my aquarium?

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