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post #1 of 6 Old 06-12-2010, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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Had an accident... fry popped out lol

Yeah... I have a 100 gal tank in which I have my "adult" swordtails... then I have a 12.5 gal tank that houses my younger swordtails until they are big enough to put into the 100gal community tank. This tank has Killifish, so I don't want them to be picked on or eaten.

However not every young swordtail is one inch or less.. some a larger. But I'm allowing them to grow in this tank. Which is a long 12.5 gal tank, 9 swordtails in all in it. 4 are below an inch in size the other 5 are just over an inch in size.


I go to check on them one day, because out of no were Snails appeared in the tank, well I didn't see them before at least lol. Anyways I start poking around counting the fish to make sure non passed away. I was counting, and found more than 9 fish. This was surprising to me, as the adult fish have been out of that tank for over a week. I check on the tanks once a day. Haven't seen the fry before either.

However I have a low fry count, 4-8, so I might be wrong but one of my younger swordtails might have been prego. Or a larger one gave birth and they just were hiding. I have a lot of hiding places for fry in this tank.


I put the adults into the community tank so fry will be eatin to stop over population on swordtails (before fry I had 20 ish). When I say adults I mean the size of giant danio's. Some larger.



I'm excited for the fry, lol just wasn't expecting it.

Oh also found out, I have betta fry as well lol however only have 4.





Aaron

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-09-2010, 10:54 AM
congrats =) hows the fry???

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-09-2010, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Well I didn't have any fry food... so I was kinda SOL...

Plus I did my research and it stated Betta's can have up to like 200 fry per batch. Then only a % will make it...

Anyways, I don't know how it happened but all 4 are still alive... lol... However I have crushed up Betta pellets and Blood worms mix for them to feed on.

They are about 1/2 inch in size now and are doing great (knock on wood).


Pending how many males/females I receive, the females I will keep as for males I will give them away.

I'll try more breeding once I have some more money to buy a couple 55 gal drums I'll be setting up.

Designing my 120 setup for my bedroom... send me ideas if you have any. Tank will house Endler's.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-10-2010, 06:18 AM
dont use the females you have and breed them with their parent's thats called inbreeding.swap them with a fren of at the lfs

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-11-2010, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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hehe, well technically I wasn't going to inbreed them. I'm setting up 2+ 55 gal barrels to hold water for water changes. I was going to keep some female betta's in them with lots of plants at the bottom, to keep healthy levels in the tank.

I might switch them out if they have some other kinds of fish, however I have to call him up and s/w him.

Designing my 120 setup for my bedroom... send me ideas if you have any. Tank will house Endler's.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-13-2010, 12:19 PM
=) great idea.good luck with the babies

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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