I have two tanks with around 30-40 guppies and when I have re-arranged the substrate / plants / decorations I sometimes find that one or two baby guppies 'appear'. The mother does not look pregnant at all and these guppies seem less than a week old and this has happened twice now.
All of these guppies, except the mother, are ones which I have bred myself so I am well aware of what a pregnant guppy looks like and what the week old fry look like.
The mother guppy has given birth to around 10-20 fry each time and when these new 'fry' appear, they are considerably smaller than the 2-4 week old fry.
So it almost seems like when the guppy has given birth, a few fry have hidden and then when rearranging the tanks, these fry reappear but have not grown like their siblings. Is this a possible reason? Or is there another explanation?