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Is my guppy pregnant [duplicate]

Do you think my guppy is pregnant. She is looking very large and boxyenter image description here
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How many betta fish can I have?

I have a 22 gallon (100 litre) fish tank with 8 male guppies. I would like to add some betta fish, female or male, but I’m unsure if them two types of fish are ok to stay together or how many betta ...
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I don't know what's wrong with my guppy

I have four guppies. I'm pretty sure they are all males. I moved them into a smaller tank in the middle of June. They we're all in a bigger tank with some others in my classroom. It seemed like they ...
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Baby guppies 'appear' when rearranging tanks

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 ...
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Guppy Fry High mortality rate

My guppy gave birth 4 times previously and each time I recorded the number of fry. The numbers of fry were: 13, 20, 8, 14. I actually witnessed the birth of the fry this time and noticed a lot of dead ...
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Is my guppy healthy? Its colour is weird

I just bought a male and female guppy, and the male guppy is really small, probably a month or two old. This is my first time getting a fish. The male guppy seems to have a black spot near his head. ...
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How long should I leave old filter in new tank after installing a second, new filter to replace the old one? [duplicate]

Hi I started a tank a week ago with 3 guppies in my daughter's room, but the HOB filter was too loud, so I have now changed to Fluval U2. I have both filters in tank now since yesterday, but my ...
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Female guppies are fine, but male is sick

I recently got a 54L aquarium and stocked it with 4 small guppies - 1 male and 3 female. Initially they all seemed to be doing fine - eating, very active within the tank etc. The male looked great ...
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Is My Guppy Sick?

My adult guppy has been acting strange in my opinion. He has been inactive unlike the other guppies and platy fish in the tank. I’ve noticed that he has been swimming in place at the top of the tank. ...
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Guppy died then disappeared?

Long story short, I now had one guppy in a 5 gallon tank. He looked less active about one week ago. Then about 2 days ago he stopped eating. Then he just laid around with zero energy although his ...
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Guppy male harassing females

Background I have 2 female guppies in a ~60 L planted aquarium, temperature ~25 °C, internal filter, relatively hard (but not too hard) water. They've been on a diet of standard flakes. Change about 1/...
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pregnant guppy? [duplicate]

I've brought a few female guppies from the pet store today and noticed that one has a dark spot, I was wondering if it could be pregnant or of it has anything else wrong with it
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Is this normal for a pregnant guppy, is it a sign she is going to give birth soon?

My pregnant guppy is pooping yellow, then black, then yellow poo; is this normal? Is it a sign she is going to give birth soon?
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2 things one when is my fish in my breeding tank gonna give birth and 2 is my grey fish pregnant? [duplicate]

Is my grey fish pregnant also when will my fish in the breeding tank give birth ? Also if my grey fish is pregnant how long has she been ?
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When should I put my guppy in a breeding tank? [duplicate]

When should I put her in my breeding tank?
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Is my guppy pregnant if so how long has she been and how long has she got left of the pregnancy? [duplicate]

Yesterday I got a female guppy from a pet shop and when I put her in my tank I realised how much fatter she was compared to my other females is she pregnant if so how long has she been pregnant and if ...
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Does dosing a tank for sicknesses cause harm if I can't diagnose the illness?

I came home after work today to my baby guppy tank showing signs of sickness. About 50% of them are gasping for air. I just did a 50% water change, after using my master kit, and seeing that my ...
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Will a couple of guppy males be happy in my fish tank?

Will a couple of guppy males be happy in a community tank without guppy females? Will they harrass for example platy females or will they mind their own business? The tank is a Juwel Vision 450 LED ...
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Is my guppy pregnant? If so what should I do? [duplicate]

It is not a clear picture but you can see her on the right side of the picture, we bought her 3-4 days ago and I noticed that she was a little fatter than other female fish. Is my guppy pregnant? ...
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Does medicating an entire tank harm healthy fish?

I have a female guppy, that's been through a lot of stress over the past year. She's moved from my friend's overcrowded, unclear green algae tank to mine, has had babies 4 times, has had internal ...
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Will my fish's tailfin grow back?

I rescued a male guppy from an acquaintance's overcrowded tank. He had a 10 gallon tank with: a female betta 2 silver dollars (which are 4 inch long) 2 angelfish 8 assorted fancy guppies. This poor ...
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Are my female guppies preagnant [duplicate]

Is my female guppy pregnant I think she is but I'm not sure I have another guppy who is about as big Also there stomachs look black inside are those the baby's And if anyone could tell me that would ...
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Are my two female guppys pregnant [duplicate]

In my ten gallon I have two females and one male both females look like this one and if anyone could tell me about how long till birth that would be great
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Guppies and turtles together?

Since turtles have eaten all of my goldfish, I stopped putting more fish in their aquarium. Now the problem is: today morning I saw too many mosquito larvae on surface of water. Seems like turtles ...
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Why is my guppy being aggressive and not giving birth?

I had one male and two female guppies. A little more than a month ago, the male died because he was being bitten a lot by the females. Maybe there was another reason as well. The female was ...
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Is my guppy pregnant? How could I tell whether a guppy is pregnant?

I recently purchased a guppy and I feel that it's quite fatter and stomach is bulged compared to other fish. Is it pregnant? How could I tell whether a guppy female is pregnant or not?
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My guppy & betta fish ignore cucumber

To be honest I was a bit surprised when I heard that fish can eat cucumber. I though it's a joke till I watched it with my own eyes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pt4ZdEKniQ. From what ...
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Aquarium size and startup recommendations for two guppies

I bought a 5 gallon fish tank. I have two guppies and my tank is well fitted with an air filter and heater to control temperature. I use only gravel for decorating my tank. Is it good or do I need ...
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How can I get a guppy out from beneath an under gravel filter?

I have a small tank with an under gravel filter. At some point, a guppy fry managed to swim down the circulation tube (while the bubbles were going full blast) and set up house in the cavity between ...
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What is the best cold-water fish to control a baby guppy population?

I have a tank with 3 guppies, 2 fire belly newts, and one Borneo sucker. Guppies, being guppies, have young frequently. I would like to control their population, if possible, by introducing a fish ...
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