10-10-2007, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by blueangeleyes
well hello again...the molly in ? is a male my female sword tail I have had her from the time she was fry...she was never in with a male swordtail..and as soon as I put her in with the mollies along came the male and they did ..The wild thing..(breeding)Now known that they will breed..Will i keep her in with them not at all..I dont belive in mixing guppies,swordtail,or mollies with others..Just like I dont belive in doing it with dogs..But thats not a topic for here...But anyhow i'll keep on learning in the hobby ..like everyone..Like a friend onces said to me...I have been in the hobby for almost 25 years and everyday I find new things out...you never stop learning..thats what I love about it..Oh yes..I almost forgot..I have been breeding guppies..and when mom is ready to drop she goes into her own breeding tank ..what is a 10gallon..after she is done she is then removed to the guppy tank what is a 30 gallon..I do know about over stocked tanks..thats not me..after fry is a week old they are then put into a 20gal or bigger..I do know about alot of fry..belive me..my female guppy dropped 3 weeks ago 232 babies..yes 232..Not 40..she did that with her first drop..all my beautiful babies are then feed the best food ..brine shrimp and a little egg yoke..some fry food and also fine flake food..I also sell to a pet store here in ontario..and he is very happy with all my fish...
anyways everyone have a nice day and enjoy ..
There is still another possibility with the pregnant swordtail... livebearers can become eggbound. Livebearing fish still have eggs, they are just fertilized internally. If the eggs aren't fertilized, the body will usually reabsorb the eggs until next time, thus the big pregnant belly is seen, but no fry. I'll be interested in seeing if there are fry, and what they look like if they appear... keep us posted please.
I won't say it's impossible, in this life anything is usually possible under the right circumstances/conditions... but it is still highly unlikely.