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post #1 of 5 Old 08-30-2012, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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Is my Swordtail Pregnant

is my swordtail pregnant, and if she is, How long is it going to be until I see fry?





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post #2 of 5 Old 08-30-2012, 06:01 AM
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Depending on temperature, gestation is about a month. Is she or isn't she? Put her in a 10 gallon tank, fill it with hornwort, and find out in a month!

IMO her abdomen appears distended, so I would assume, yes. Possibly ten days to two weeks away from delivery. I won't be offended if others disagree with me. I am always getting surprised by babies that appear when I think they shouldn't, and disappointed by babies that fail to appear when I think they should!



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post #3 of 5 Old 08-30-2012, 06:48 AM
if its a livebearer, its pregnant :)
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If it is a female livebearer, it is pregnant. Darned right!

I have noticed among my young platies that they seem extremely precocious: even 3/4 -grown females are all swimming around pregnant!



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post #5 of 5 Old 09-05-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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So, over the past few days I noticed fry have been in the tank because I unfortunately have found Dead fry from the fish eating them. Although I don't know if my swordtail is still pregnant or not, so I made a video of her because of my poor picture taking skills :s


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