01-13-2010, 12:10 AM
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do you care for them the same as guppy fry? Yes
do you take care of them ? That depends on if you wish them to survive or not
what do they look like ? small minis of the adults, not as long in body until they get a little bit older
what do you feed them? crubmled flake food, baby brine shrimp, crumbled freeze dried brine shrimp all work well for the first couple of weeks, then they can have anything the adults can havethough they may need it on a smaller scale and should be fed at least 2 - 3 times/day for the first 8 - 10 wksBecause fry need to eat 2 - 3 times/day the water change schedule should increase. Daily 10% water changes will help to keep things stable. You haven't said what size tank these fish are in, so watch your population level. Swordtails, like guppies and platys, etc can have 30+ fry every 30 days for each female. Even if not exposed to a male, each female can retain enough sperm in her body to fertilize 3 - 4 months worth of fry. That gets to be a lot of fish very fast. Swordtails can reach up to 5 inches in length at full grown, so having an outlet for the fry or a very large tank on hand and ready is important for avoiding problems in the main tank.
Hope this helps.