BS001 BS001
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Bloated female guppy #1
I’ve only had this female guppy a few weeks now and noticed she is really fast with grabbing the food, always hungry. There is one other male like her in the tank but he doesn’t eat as much and is slim. It’s not clear if she is pregnant but plan to fast her for a couple of days. She does not seem to be lethargic and no issues with breathing so it doesn’t look like an infection. Is it possible that she is carrying eggs?

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Re: Bloated female guppy #2
She's pregnant - looks like she will give birth soon.
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Re: Bloated female guppy #3
Thank you and yes you are right I understand now the black spot is getting darker. I hear guppies can eat their own fry. Is is a good idea to separate the fry into a quarantine tank when they are born?

And for those that do survive is it okay to give them to a fish store if the tank size 125 litres is too small? I have three German rams in there and two small catfish nothing more.
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Re: Bloated female guppy #4
If you're concerned about being over-run with fry, just let her give birth in the main tank and let nature take its course. A lot of shops won't take fish from the public.
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Re: Bloated female guppy #5
My live bearers regularly give birth. I jus do as fishlady said and just leave the tank to it. I get maybe one or two fry surviving. Make sure you have somewhere for them to hide. Moss is ideal.