Guppy Frequently Asked Questions (Guppy FAQs)

Is my female guppy pregnant?

Chances are, if your female has been with a male from about the age of 3 months on, then she is pregnant. The most obvious physical traits of pregnancy is that she will begin to grow larger in her abdomen area and her gravid spot will become larger and darker.

How long is the normal gestation period for a female guppy?

The breeding cycle takes roughly 3 to 4 weeks depending on the conditions. Check HERE for the ideal conditions.

What do i do with all these babies?

You can take them to most petstores and get store credit for them. Many people find groups with local interest to swap and sell their fish as well. There are several websites where you can list your fish in an auction format as well.

How many babies do guppies have?

It can range form only about 6 to up to 100.

How can you tell the difference between male and female guppies?

Males have a special shaped anal fin called the gonopodium, it points, the female has a fan shaped anal fin plus usually they will have a gravid spot above the anal fin.

What do guppies eat and how much is too much?

I feed my guppies a varied diet of earthworm flakes, blood worms, micro worms, guppy flakes, frozen brine shrimp and baby brine shrimp and only what they can eat in 2 minutes. If I miss a day, they won’t starve. Most fish die from over feeding rather than underfeeding.