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Baby Guppies

Guppies prefer to eat their babies

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Guppies commonly have babies in aquaria. Guppy parents do not care for their babies, however, and prefer to eat them.
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Dot    Hawk Junction, ON

8/26/2012 6:08:48 AM

Guppies have lots of fry all the time

Laura    Charleston, WV

4/22/2011 2:15:49 PM

Hi Cheryl.
1. Guppies are usually pregnant for 22-26 days. It could be longer if the fish is not well cared for.
2. The guppy, initially, should look a little rounder and have a spot on the abdomen.
3.A. Just so you know, guppies are liverbearers so they never 'hatch' like most other fish. As the name implies, guppies bear live young (technically they're born like humans!).
3.B. Most likely, the guppy gives birth between 2 and 6 hours. It could be shortened or prolonged depending on the guppy mom's condition and health.

I sure hope it helped and remember
guppies are like people because they are all different in their own fishy ways!
:) ;)
Good luck!

Cheryl    Louisville, KY

2/17/2011 4:08:21 PM

we just started our aquarium, I have a few questions if someone knows the answer to. 1. How long are guppy fish preg. 2. how can you tell if a guppy is preg? 3.so the eggs have to hatch. how long does that take? any help would be greatly appreciated

Anna    smithville, MO

12/25/2010 7:53:11 AM

I have raised guppies for years. they where my first fish and I recommend them for any beginner. :)

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