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9 Things You Must Know Pregnant Guppy Signs Of Delivery

by Catherine Tran 06 Jun 2023 0 Comments

9 Things You Must Know Pregnant Guppy Signs Of Delivery

Guppies are a popular breed of fish raised today because they are easy to keep, have many beautiful colours and reproduce quickly. If you are interested in guppies ever breeding fry, this article is for you. Let's go with Micro Aquatic Shop to find out the pregnancy period of the guppies and “ 9 Things Must-Know Pregnant Guppy Signs Of Delivery!

  • How long is the guppy pregnant?
  • Guppies are fast-spawning ornamental fish. After spawning, they will again prepare for the next round of spawning. The gestation period of guppies only takes about 1 month.

    One of the easiest ways to recognize pregnant guppies is to notice the size and colour of their pregnancy spot, which often turns red and expands during pregnancy.

    Most female guppies can become pregnant at a very early age. If the male guppies are not separated, they can continue to spawn monthly for many years.

    Most guppies can easily spot pregnancy, weight gain, and red spots. This also depends on the temperature of the aquarium, the female guppies' health and the tank's cleanliness. These guppies have a gestation period of 20 to 32 days.
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  • Benefits from breeding guppies.

  • Breeding guppies will bring many benefits to you. The first is to satisfy your passion for a guppy. Then there are the economic benefits, like selling the guppies you have successfully bred to people who share your hobbies. Or raise the baby guppies to grow up and sell the guppies as a form of aquarium business.

    In addition, if you want to discover, develop, and improve your seed source, breeding guppies is the most optimal and economical solution. To have guppies that meet the highest reproductive standards, farmers must choose a good, pure breed source.

  • Characteristics of spawning guppies.
  • Guppies are fish that have a very striking and attractive appearance. That's why this fish breed has become so popular that almost every family has it in their aquarium. This breed of fish has a breeding feature superior to other ornamental fishes in that they have a short spawning cycle and reproduce continuously. Therefore, they are the most effective fish for those who like playing, raising, and trading ornamental fish.

  • Guppies in spawning period.

  • When you keep guppies, and often see the male fish chasing the female fish constantly. They follow the female fish all day. That's the time to let you know that the female fish has reached the reproductive stage.

    Guppies spawning time is usually 1 month/time or 3 months/ 2 times on average. Guppies typically give birth to 100-200 fish/time at each spawning time. Signs to recognize that they are about to give birth are the growing belly and the mother's activity slowing down. They may refuse to eat or spit out food.

    The baby guppies are raised for 2-3 months. They will also come to the reproductive period and can be propagated to the next generation. The fish born will be smaller and more challenging to raise. To ensure a healthy, beautiful, long-finned seed, you should only let the ages of individuals resemble each other for 3 generations to avoid seed degradation. The best way is to breed distantly related fish together to upgrade the breed more effectively.


  • Common signs that guppies are pregnant.

    You will notice that the belly of the female guppies will expand. It's easy to tell non-pregnant guppies apart before they eat, as fed ones can easily be mistaken for pregnant guppies.

    You can also observe a significant change in the colour and size of their pregnancy spots. These pregnancy spots are usually darker (and sometimes red or black) and more prominent by the time they are pregnant. The overall shape and colour of the pregnant guppies will gradually begin to fade. This is the natural camouflage instinct of female guppies to blend their appearance with their surroundings.

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    You may also notice some changes in their appearance. Gravid spots in guppies are usually black. However, if the guppies are albino or yellow, the gill spot may be pink or orange.

    Female guppies may become less active and often settle on the bottom of the aquarium or behind plants or decorations and suddenly stop swimming in the water.

    This indicates they are in labour and about to give birth to fry. They usually hide at the bottom to avoid any disturbance. Female guppies may feel anxious or stressed in the presence of other fish or when you approach them. This is another obvious sign of pregnancy.

    You can give them some live plants, rocks or other decorations to keep them hidden and calmer. They are more likely to stay away from any disturbance during stress.

    You may notice the pregnant female guppies constantly lifting their tail and spinning. This is a sign that she is having a contraction. This often makes it seem like she's swimming in one spot or shivering too much.

    When male guppies try to approach them, they are more likely to be disturbed and aggressive (such as biting fins and chasing). This is most often seen when female guppies are about to give birth.

    These times are very important for female guppies as they do not want to let any disturbance get in the way of the timing of spawning. In addition, more aggressive large fishes can harm female guppies. This is why you often see them at the bottom of the tank to hide any danger.

    You may notice female guppies suddenly lose their appetite and change their eating habits. They may even refuse to eat food when giving birth. They can also have some breathing problems during pregnancy.

  • Signs guppies give birth through behaviour.
  • During pregnancy, they will tend to find a place to hide from other fish. As the belly gets more significant, they will move more slowly and always want to find a place to rest until spawning is complete.

    During pregnancy, guppies also eat less. Therefore, you should supplement the female fish with highly nutritious food to ensure a source of nutrients for both mothers and fry.

    After pregnancy, female guppies will separate from the school and find a suitable place to prepare to spawn. They often stand still, eat little and even spit out food. This is the right time to separate the fish from the flock.

    When preparing to spawn, you will observe that their anus is protruding. This is the time when the fish is about to give birth. The born fry is also easy to care for. They can even grow up in the wild with proper care and nutrition. Guppies usually spawn at night and early in the morning. Therefore, if you need to be more subtle to detect it, you may miss out on witnessing the birth of guppies with your own eyes.



  • How to care for guppies to spawn.

    Guppies are both healthy, easy to raise and reproduce well. Therefore, the individual mother, after giving birth, will recover quickly. You will take care of them like any other typical fish. Since you have separated the mother fish before, you should bring them back to the school after they have finished spawning. That is the habitat they have adapted to before.

  • What needs to do with the fry's tank?

  • The fry, after birth, still have eggs in the belly. This is a source of nutrition for the fry for about 2-3 days so that the fish is firm and can digest other food. Young guppies mainly eat algae in the first 1-2 weeks. After about 1-2 weeks, you supplement them with pellets suitable for the fish's age.

    For healthy fry, water temperature is very important. If the temperature is not suitable, it will greatly affect the development of the fry. A high or low survival rate depends on your care experience.

  • Isolate female guppies before they spawn.

  • If the mother guppies are about to give birth, you must isolate them immediately. When buying guppies with a pregnant mother, you should not immediately put them in the tank when you bring them back. Giving them a separate area to wait until the spawning day is best.

    It would be best to design a shelter so the fry has a place to hide after birth to prevent the mother from eating it. After the mother fish is done spawning, you should quickly separate it from the fry by returning it to the tank.

    Through this article, we hope to have provided enough information to recognize the signs that your guppies are about to give birth and how to support the female guppies in their smooth spawning process. Want to know more about how to breed a guppy tank easily? Read the article 12 Tips Will Surprise You About How To Breeding Guppies Tank Easily. Good luck !!

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