Male Guppy Looks . . . PREGNANT?! O.o - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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Lightbulb Male Guppy Looks . . . PREGNANT?! O.o

I have 4 male guppies in my 10 gallon along with 5 lamb-chop rasboras (I need to bump up their school, I know. ). One of them looks very pregnant. I was certain it was a male, but it has this massive lump on it's belly. I noticed one of the other males harassing it, then all of a sudden it had this massive lump . . . Maybe it's a tumour? I'm lost. I'll post some pics later.

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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 05:45 PM
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Are you sure he hasn't gotten a little extra food? Or is it more like a growth?
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It just looks like he stomach has been inflated. :/

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~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
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You know.... Some females are pretty lookin'. Like MALE pretty lookin'. Can we see a pic?!

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Take a look at the anal fin.If the anal fin has a small projection,it's a male.If the anal fin looks like a fan,it's a female.(this is the easiest way of telling)
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You know.... Some females are pretty lookin'. Like MALE pretty lookin'. Can we see a pic?!
Yes females do look like males sometime.
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yes!!! Some of the females have wicked awesome coloring and patterns.

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I checked his anal fin, it is like a sword.

I'm off to take a video. :/

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~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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He could also be a piggy when he eats?

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It's INFLATED, like I mean HUGE. He eats just as much as the other guppies.

I realized I have to wait for my phone to charge to take a video. -.- I'll probs have one up within an hour.

I checked, and he has no gravid spot, so it can't be pregnant.

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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I would take a photo, but it's impossible as the little fish never stop moving.

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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Many of my scaly friends from my original tank from 2011 have passed, except for two! I am in the process of re-doing my tank. :)
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