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Swordtail fry coloration
Old 03-17-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
 
Swordtail fry coloration

Hey yall, I was wondering if anyone had any information on how the color of swordtail fry works. For example will they be the color of the mother or father or a mix or some random color. Its my first batch of fry so im excited/nervous. I have tons of floating plants and some plastic grass on the bottom so i left them in the community tank. I feed them microworms and ground up flakes. Can anyone answer my question or give me any other advice about the fry?

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Old 03-20-2011, 01:28 PM   #2
 
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the fry usually look different then one another and they can lay up to 80 eggs .
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:31 PM   #3
 
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the fry usually look different then one another and they can lay up to 80 eggs .
80 eggs? I have yet to see a swordtail egg. I am pretty sure Swordtails are live-bearers.

I had an orange and black splotched female and a marygold male. When they had their fry, it was marygold with black splotches on top of the marygold coloration. It looked pretty neat. I don't know if that is "standard", though. Just my past experience.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:22 PM   #4
 
ya swords are live bearers...ya im hoping to get some cool mixes.although they're really small it seems like that this batch with all be black and orange like the mother.
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