Why is my pregnant guppy staying at the top of the tank?

How can you tell when a guppy is about to give birth?

The Eyes of the Fry and Signs of Impending Birth

To accommodate the developing eggs, the mother’s body expands, becoming deeper and broader. A few days before delivery, she develops a bulge below the gills, her outline becoming fairly square in this region, while the gravid spot has enlarged its area.

Why is my pregnant guppy swimming vertically?

The swimming up and down the glass in a pregnant guppy is a typical sign of giving birth thumbs2: When a female gives birth she releases a hormone which supresses the eating of the babies for 6 hours… so once they are born you have 6 hours the time to get them safe or add some moss etc. where they can hide in.

How do you know if your guppies are happy?

Observe the condition and movement of the fins on your guppy fish to check for signs of poor health. If the fins of your guppy fish are in good condition, they will not be clamped to the fish’s sides, they will be clear rather than cloudy, and they will show no white spots or growths.

Can guppies give birth over a few days?

Guppies can birth over a 48 hour period. Yours is still completely squared off, so yes, i would say she’s got some left in her. Be sure she has plenty to eat.

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How long does it take for a guppy to finish giving birth?

Guppy. Guppies are highly prolific livebearers giving birth to between five and 30 fry, though under extreme circumstances, she may give birth to only one or two or over 100. The gestation period of a guppy is typically 21–30 days, but can vary considerably.

Do pregnant guppies stay at the top?

If you really want the fry, move her to a birthing tank and keep a close eye. The other poster is right; when she’s starting to drop her fry, she will become very still close to the top (not necessarily at the top).