Swordtails?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Livebearers » Swordtails?

Swordtails?

This is a discussion on Swordtails? within the Livebearers forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I was juss trying to figure out the difference between a female and a male swordtail? What should i look for?...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Guppy
Guppy
Sailfin Molly
Sailfin Molly
Reply
Old 06-14-2007, 11:39 PM   #1
 
Swordtails?

I was juss trying to figure out the difference between a female and a male swordtail? What should i look for?
Matty_808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2007, 12:16 AM   #2
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Re: Swordtails?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matty_808
I was juss trying to figure out the difference between a female and a male swordtail? What should i look for?
Males should develop a 'sword' on their tails as they mature. Females do not have that.

Both of these pictures will show you how to distinguish both sexes. This is applicable to all well-known livebearers (i.e. platies, swordtails, mollies, guppies).

Male
-Pointed fin near the anus is actually a gonopodium which is inserted in the female's vent to deposit sperm.


Female
Fin near the anus is triangular in shape.


Just a warning. Livebearers have a tendency to produce several dozens of fry in a few months so unless you can cope with that lot, chances are you'll have to leave nature to take its course and have most of the fry be eaten to their fellow tankmates. A female can produce several batches of fry in a single mating with a male.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2007, 09:42 AM   #3
 
thx....i juss checked i have to male swordtails
Matty_808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
some of my swordtails anort717 Livebearers 2 03-18-2010 06:51 PM
Does anyone keep swordtails? 1stAquarium Livebearers 14 01-14-2010 03:00 PM
My new Swordtails joepythons Freshwater Journals 5 10-22-2009 01:58 PM
Swordtails sammies4787 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 28 03-21-2009 11:40 AM
Swordtails peterman Livebearers 4 03-06-2009 01:56 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 PM.