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 Pregnant male guppy?!?!

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red_dragon_girl_69
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Favorite Fish: : Oscars, bettas, red tail sharks, dragonfish, cichlids.

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PostSubject: Pregnant male guppy?!?!   Pregnant male guppy?!?! Icon_minitime5/27/2011, 9:07 am

OK, OK, I know males cannot get pregnant (I can wish, tho, right?)

All joking aside. My male guppy looks pregnant. I KNOW its a male, I can see the gonopodium. He is super bloated, and just...pregnant looking. I thought dropsy, but he doesnt look like a pine cone. Could he have eaten too much? The fish have been chowing down on the floaty plants I have. Could that be it? What can I do? I have no money to buy anything, but I do have a few supplies.

Help please. I dont want Hobbes to die.
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Elrollo
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Location : Virginia Beach
Favorite Fish: : Blue Acaras...first fish I ever breed still have a soft spot for them

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PostSubject: Re: Pregnant male guppy?!?!   Pregnant male guppy?!?! Icon_minitime5/27/2011, 9:20 am

Probably bloat..where they get air trapped in their gut. Usual treatment I believe is antibiotics raise temp turn off the light and do not feed for 2/3 days
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whisper
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Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: Pregnant male guppy?!?!   Pregnant male guppy?!?! Icon_minitime5/27/2011, 9:20 am

Sounds like bloat. Put him in a seperate tank. Fast him for about 4 days. Then feed him frozen defrosted shelled crushed peas for about the next 4 days. That should help him.
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red_dragon_girl_69
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PostSubject: Re: Pregnant male guppy?!?!   Pregnant male guppy?!?! Icon_minitime5/27/2011, 9:22 am

whisper wrote:
Sounds like bloat. Put him in a seperate tank. Fast him for about 4 days. Then feed him frozen defrosted shelled crushed peas for about the next 4 days. That should help him.

Would a one gallon be OK? Thats all I have available right now. My 5 gallon is still filled with babies.
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whisper
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PostSubject: Re: Pregnant male guppy?!?!   Pregnant male guppy?!?! Icon_minitime5/27/2011, 10:38 am

If you can put aeration in it like an air hose.
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red_dragon_girl_69
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PostSubject: Re: Pregnant male guppy?!?!   Pregnant male guppy?!?! Icon_minitime5/27/2011, 2:52 pm

whisper wrote:
If you can put aeration in it like an air hose.

I have a little filter thing that I bought for it. Its probably not a great filter, but a filter none the less.
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whisper
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PostSubject: Re: Pregnant male guppy?!?!   Pregnant male guppy?!?! Icon_minitime5/27/2011, 6:00 pm

that'll work.
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tbarnwell
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Location : Gainesville, FL
Favorite Fish: : Angels, Show guppies, Red Zebra Mbunas
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PostSubject: Re: Pregnant male guppy?!?!   Pregnant male guppy?!?! Icon_minitime5/27/2011, 7:46 pm

Good luck with Hobbes!
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mice&fish1
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Location : wilmington delaware
Favorite Fish: : 2 parrot fish,7convict cichlids, 1 eclipse catfish,2 plecos, a lot of goldfish, 1 jewel cichlid, 6 male Betta, a snapping turtle

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PostSubject: Re: Pregnant male guppy?!?!   Pregnant male guppy?!?! Icon_minitime5/27/2011, 10:14 pm

i had a male guppy like that but it died because the other fish attacked it.
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