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post #1 of 14 Old 10-29-2010, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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My swordtail is pregnant!

Yay!! I think my female orange swordtail is pregnant!! She looks quite big now cant wait to see what the hybrid fry will loook like.!!

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post #2 of 14 Old 10-30-2010, 01:33 AM
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Congrats most of mine are prego too but I don't know if pure swordtail or hybrid yet.

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post #3 of 14 Old 10-30-2010, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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Im at my dads atm so hopefully when i get back on sunday she will be alot fatter!!!

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post #4 of 14 Old 11-06-2010, 08:29 AM
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congrats
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post #5 of 14 Old 11-06-2010, 08:33 AM
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Congrats on the parenthood!

Just make sure that when you see the fry, you isolate it in a contraption or netting device from the other fish (sometimes swordtails will have thier newborn fry for a snack). It should be fine as long as you isolate it when you find it.

My swordtail fry is almost 2 months old.

Good luck with your fry raising! They grow so fast.

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post #6 of 14 Old 11-06-2010, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Yeh thanks a lil update she is very fat! Plus my other platy is pregnant aswell. i think i am letting nature take its cause in the tank but if i get a really cheap tank, and filter i will be putting the fry in there.

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3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
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Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
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CoCo: Rat

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post #7 of 14 Old 11-06-2010, 02:15 PM
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I bought a $10 little netted box that goes over the side of my tank. It is probably 3x5x4" or something like that. That way it can grow up in the enviroment he will live in. Unless you sell him I guess.

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FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

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x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)
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post #8 of 14 Old 11-06-2010, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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il probz sell them but 30 odd fry cant live in a breeding net till its 2inches!

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3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
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Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Snakes-
Coral: Rat X Corn
CoCo: Rat

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post #9 of 14 Old 11-06-2010, 03:22 PM
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A lot of petstores will take the fry at 1/2 inches long. And unless you are there when she has frys, I wouldn't expect 30 fry. You might get 30 if you find them soon enough.

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Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

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x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-06-2010, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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so do you think puting them in a breeding net would be bad? or maybe 2 for like boys and girls??

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4 Mollies

3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
1 Red Tailed Shark
Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Snakes-
Coral: Rat X Corn
CoCo: Rat

R.I.P Saphire You'll always be in my heart






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