05-06-2012, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Jakiebabie
First let me say... Congratulations! And I'm thrilled you have used a birthing tank and not a breeding box. Swordtails HATE breeding boxes, being confined and will jump the box to get out/away. Mine even bashed the lid right off the breeder box to get out.
Now, Momma... likely she is done by now.
She could easily eat her fry so if it were me I would remove her today if you haven't already. If she is going back with her mate, she will drop again in 35 days.... and next time it might be 50+ fry. Hopefully you have a Local Fish Store who will take some of these fry?
my first swordtail birth gave me 31 little angels, but all but 2 survived until the next day
. one of the two survivers died 2 days later, but i still have the other swordtail. he lives on to be more than 1.5 years old now, still alive actually.
edit: i like how baby fry look like little freakshows, with their big eyes and tiny bodies, but you cant help admitting that they are so darn cute!
Last edited by Assault0137; 05-06-2012 at 07:08 AM..