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post #1 of 3 Old 08-28-2011, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Heterandria formosa (Dwarf Livebearers)

I picked up 3 Females of this today, the fish store i got them from (they breed most of their own fish there) said they pop out 1 baby every 3 days, does a male need to spawn with the female after every 3rd day to get more babies?
Never heard of these fish until today, all new to me so ant information would be great!
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-28-2011, 12:56 AM
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From the information that I was able to find on this fish the female does not release the fry all at once like platys or guppys would, but releases them over a period of 10 to 14 days sometimes even longer. The male would need to fertailize once and once the fry are ready they are born over a period of time. If the male is like any other livebearer he will try though to constantly mate with the female.
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From the information that I was able to find on this fish the female does not release the fry all at once like platys or guppys would, but releases them over a period of 10 to 14 days sometimes even longer. The male would need to fertailize once and once the fry are ready they are born over a period of time. If the male is like any other livebearer he will try though to constantly mate with the female.

So once mated they can have babies for a while like guppy's mollies, platys, ect can? like they can store sperm, cause i asked the guy for 2 females and 1 male but it looks like all 3 ended up to be females, one is really fat, and he said they have 1 baby every 3 days, so hopefully every three days ill get 1 baby from each female and then hopefully one of the babies will be a male so i can keep th ereproduction going :D
I asked if i start to get overrun by livebearers if i can bring some in, and he said yes and he will give me store credit for the, :) This is an all fish store :) so im happy with that
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