Guppies life span

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3 years ago #1
Leanne88
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Not a question just an annoyance-
I really wish guppies had a longer life span..
Ive lost 3 now through old age my fav male and a female and now another female
She was pregnant as usual lol but sadly didnt labour first. She was old and already a bit bent through pregnancy and age and obviously couldnt cope. 2 other females i have wont be far behind.
Hate that when u buy adults u dont get long. May hunt out some babies instead so at least get longer!
Such pretty fish yet u barely get fo enjoy them!

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3 years ago #2
ahmed
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I am so sorry for ur loss

i have 2 right now, and one just looks old to me i don't know if it is.. because despite all the fish being fine its looks a little shaky and doesn't eat.. its a male..

i am a beginner, what is the average life span of these pretty fish by the way?

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3 years ago #3
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2/3 years but less if they breed a lot..

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3 years ago #4
ahmed
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Thankyou...

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3 years ago #5
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My male who was constantly harrasing females died quite young,no other symptoms/problems so i put it to age.. Think he tired himself out!! Also where a lot of guppies are inbred they are probe to genetic problems so that can cause there life span to be shorter..

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3 years ago #6
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ya the inbred thing can really be an issue,

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3 years ago #7
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Pretty sure all my females were.. They all developed the bent spine which is a sign of genetic problems

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