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post #1 of 8 Old 11-20-2010, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Gravid Spot on Live Bearer STILL???

My female Green Swordtail seems to never loose her Gravid Spot. Our male died of unknown causes a month or two ago, and she has has a birth since then, but she never lost her Gravid Spot it looks like she is pregnant again.... How is this possible?
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-20-2010, 07:58 PM
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Its a well documented fact that live bearers can give birth multiple times from one mating. Or she could just be constipated and it looks like a gravid spot, my money is on shes prego again though.
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-04-2011, 04:03 PM
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I second that my guppy is going on her third batch of fry from one pregnancy they store the male sperm for up to 6 pregnancy's. I would imagine a swordtail would be very similar
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-22-2011, 12:31 AM
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How can you tell if they are constipated or if it's pregnancy? Because I recently bought three new fish from Wal-Mart and they were just in a random tank with 1.27 marked on them, so I have NO idea what they are. They look like a guppy/molly/platy mix.

They all have dark spots on them like a gravid spot, but I don't know if that's just their breed?

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post #5 of 8 Old 01-22-2011, 09:04 PM
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can you post pics?
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-23-2011, 03:41 AM
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can you post pics?
I can get pictures of them but they aren't too great because my phone has a bad camera. One second.
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-23-2011, 02:16 PM
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I'll try to get better pictures if needed, I just don't know how well it will work. They seem to hate my head popping over the top of the dresser where their tank is.

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post #8 of 8 Old 01-23-2011, 02:32 PM
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it's hard to tell what they are the pic quality is not great, but the top pic looks like a pregnant platty. I doubt they are a mix of species.
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