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post #21 of 30 Old 10-01-2009, 10:47 PM
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Also baby swordtails are realy small and hide in the gravel. It makes them hard to see. You may not even know you have them in there for a few weeks as they like to feed when the adults are not around.
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post #22 of 30 Old 10-02-2009, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
i do have plants in there but u dont need to post a pic of tightly together i know whatcha mean. but i have three plants and one is a banana plant andi heard they can hide in there is that true? i have anout 12 big rocks in my tank. they are stacked to make a tunnel.what do u mean by what kind of subtrate?36 gallon and 2 red flame gouramis 4 swordtails(1 male 3 female)3 cories 1 pleco and an angelfish.
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post #23 of 30 Old 10-02-2009, 02:38 PM
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Sub is your gravle or sand! If you have plants then you should have some fry survive. The only concern is your angle it will eat every fry it see and can catch. i asum you have gravle and your fry are hiding in it just wait and you will see them. Good luck.
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post #24 of 30 Old 10-02-2009, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
omg that made me feel so much better thank u but its been about a a week and 3 days since it last gave birth and i still dont see any.when should i expect to see them emerge from the gravel?
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post #25 of 30 Old 10-02-2009, 10:29 PM
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2 to 3 weeks when they start geting bigger. lol They like to come out when the lights go off. Most times on the first batch of fry you will only end up with just a few fry. the next time a whole lot more.
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post #26 of 30 Old 10-03-2009, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
oh i still havent seen any. its been 11 days since she gave birth. and i think my marble swordtail gave birth 2 days ago cause shes smaller. do the fry in the gravel even come up to eat? i have a pleco and 3 cories wont they dig in the gravel to get the fry?
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post #27 of 30 Old 10-03-2009, 01:29 PM
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Not as much as your angle. Im not sure bout the corys as i have never had them. My pleco has never ate any of my fry. The next time they have fry if you see them take them out or watch where they go. and kkep an eye on them. You wont be able to save all of them. Yes they do eat but only when not stressd. Or when no other fish is around. i bet if you took every thing out of the tank slowly and calmly, that you will see some in the gravle. Then take your net over the garavle slowly trying not to disturb the gravle. You should buy the floating breeder plants that look like grass so the fry could swim up to it and hide for like ten bucks. The only problem with that is the angle will be pecking all the fry out of it.

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post #28 of 30 Old 10-03-2009, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
omg my stupid angel fish i never wanted that fish but my dad said there beautiful. anyway good to know that coris dont eat them. still no sign of fry but i will post it when i see some or none by next week.
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post #29 of 30 Old 10-05-2009, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
yea its been twlve days since fry last heard of. i am just going to let it go. its been 12 days but theres still hope.
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post #30 of 30 Old 10-15-2009, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
u are never going to believe me i just saw a fry out of nowhere.none of them gave birth i dont think but the baby was about a half an inch long. i dont know how but my angelfish suckd it right in!! right infront of my eyes. i cant believe it came out of the gravel after 21 days.
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