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fishfry131331
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PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)18:54    Post subject: Trouble during labor! Reply with quote

OH MY GOD! OK so my 2 year old guppy is having her first batch of fry.she started dropping today and when she was having her first fry she made a really sharp turn and the fry just ripped in half while she was having it and its been over a day now and it still hasn't come out yet and the dead fry is just dangling there and she just keeps swimming around and now I'm terrified that the other unborn fry are dead. PLEASE OH PLEASE HELP QUIKLY I WANT TO SAVE MY BABIES!!!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE HELP! U GUYS R A LIFESAVER!
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PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)19:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only immediate solution I can see is to remove her from the tank and pluck out the dead baby with tweezers...
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PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)21:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

but if you do move her out of the tank make it as stress free as possible or else she might not release the rest of the fry that is still in her and they will all die
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PostPosted: 2007.01.06(Sat)8:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

umm...when u guys say "take out" and "pluck" do u mean take her out of the water and take tweezers and pull it out?!
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PostPosted: 2007.01.06(Sat)11:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's what you have to do. It should be okay, be gentle.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.06(Sat)14:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK so I somehow miraculously managed to pluck it out but now its been another day and she still hasn't dropped the rest is there no hope for me at all anymore??!!
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PostPosted: 2007.01.06(Sat)15:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

like I said before
it may have stressed her out so much that she aborted the births and absorbed them back into her. (I know it sounds really wierd, but w/e)

don't blame yourself either, she should be fine and she will birth more babies in maybe about a month. there doesn't have to be a male with her for her to have more.

but plan for next time. buy one of those guppy breeders (the ones that hold the mother and when she releases the babies they fall under a grate so she can't eat them) but don't put her in it until she is noticably pregnant. If you don't know how to tell if shes pregnant read this:

http://www.freewebs.com/guppyworld/breedingguppies.htm

that page also includes a lot of other questions that may be useful to you!
hope I helped!
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