How do you detail whether a guppie is pregnant?
i unwittingly bought a female batch of guppies and one of them has gotten to some extent fat rather quickly. in that are 6 males to one female as the other female died. she is getting very solid,eating tons and tons, has a dirty reddish brown spot a moment ago above her stomach which i guess would be about maybe a couple of millimetres in diameter
is in that any way to tell if she is pregnant? my reservoir had a bout of white spot, is this anything to do with that?
she aslo has a kink within her spine which i have only just notice, what causes this? im sure she didnt have it when i bought her!
6 males and one feminine? Of course the female is pregnant.
The red mark above her stomach is probably the babies. Have you got a breeding container - otherwise the other fish will eat the babies.
the kink in her spine might be because of damage.
Lol, sorry if that sounded harsh. Take her pay for to the pet shop, I'm sure they'd be happy for the extra income she'll bring. It's clearly safe to have all males, as they'll not be combat over her.
The brown spot could be some form of infection i would research on that also the kink in the spine could suggest you fish may be dieing as one of your fish has already died.
it is her gravid spot so yes she is pregnant,if you want to help the babies survive you will need a capably planted aquarium or get a plastic breeder to put the pregnant 1 in then the babies will plunge through to the bottom level other wise once she gives birth they will adjectives eat the young
kinks surrounded by spines normally happen with poor wet conditions for them and also feeding them wrong flake foods
you need to get 5-8 more females to assistance the other female from being the only 1 chased within the tank this will also help your only feminine not to get too stressed i would recommended 3 females to your 6 males to be honest with you hope this helps u out and apposite luck
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EDIT:as you what tim above me said they do get pregnant they are live bearer delivers live babies
first of adjectives, a couple of my fish had that same kink in their spine and i asked the pet store... they said they have no view but it's ok. mine survived and their tails even straightened out... which is kind of wierd is you ask me... as for the guppy, yes, it sounds like it is pregnant. that spot is the unconscious giveaway... i'm not totally sure but i think it is the fetus itself showing through. all my prgnant fish have that... when she gives birth, the spot will fade or dissappear and she will get a little skinnier, but not much...
The whitespot is usually caused by poor water trait. Be sure that you are not overstocked and that your water changes are carried out properly.
The kink contained by her spine may be a birth defect. I had a couple like that and they lived for slightly a while like that. All the research I did at the time lead me to believe it was a birth deformity.
by the sounds of it she is definatley pregnant. The black dots in the rear of her tummy will soon be a bunch of maybe 15-25 young baby guppies. They are the fish magazine of rabbits (unfortunately!!) I would be very careful though, as they can store sperm for upto 3 months and even if you seperate her from the males, she will still hold a few more 'batches'.
The kink in her spine is a problem 'some' females develope. I had a couple of females who got this and you may very well find that when she has her babies, the females may well do the same.
If i be you, i would take her back as you will be inundated with fry from her. And to be honest 5 males to 1 feminine is very unhealthy. A happy prevailing conditions is 1 male to 2 females. You may also find that by having so many males they will surrounded by turn fight with each other to obtain her attention. I have just gotten rid of a batch of .continue for it.approx 100 fry from 3 females i had. They also went to a local fish shop to be resold. I had to set up a seperate reservoir ( 2ft ) just for the fry.
Oh, the kink in the spine (now this is what i was told by my reliable fish shop manager!!) is a genetical problem, but you will find she will still carry on the same beside no ill effect, she maybe a little slower but can even be pregnant.
Hope this help