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what is wrong with my female swordtail?

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what is wrong with my female swordtail?
Old 09-29-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
 
what is wrong with my female swordtail?

my orange female swordtail has been with me for 3 weeks. she is accompanied by 1 male and 2 other females(one who gave birth). anyway that male has been with us for about 3 weeks. i was wondering why she is not showing signs of pregnancy yet? she should be showing right? she was in a mixed tank with males and she should be pregnant. i dont know whats wrong with her.. plz help. also she has a bite mark from the male fish fighting with her and her fighting back thats why we got the two other females. does that help any better?8)8)
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
 
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How old is she? Sometimes females can just get too old and stop dropping fry. I've seen this happen many times. I can't really think of anything else that could be the matter with her since she seems in good condition. A picture would really help
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:59 PM   #3
 
i dont know how to post pics but she has a bitten fin on the top thats about all the damage on her and i dont know how old she is
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:06 PM   #4
 
i think she may be pregnant now she just got a little bit bigger
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:01 AM   #5
 
omg she is pregnant today she has a pink gravid spot!!!!!!!!!!!!!i can see the babies eyes. can swordtails have pink gravid spots?
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:47 AM   #6
 
the gravid spot of the orange swordtail is sorta reddish orange.today i saw one little babies eye.i dont know how far along she is, but she is fat and she has a gravid spot and i can see babies eys it has to mean something.
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:44 PM   #7
 
be careful females can change into males!!
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:09 AM   #8
 
i heard but she doesnt look like she is.how long does it take them to change into another gender?
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:01 PM   #9
 
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i heard but she doesnt look like she is.how long does it take them to change into another gender?
I haven't had as muchtime to read up on this as I wanted but thought this article and these thread links from various forums may help:

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Swordtail Sex-Change ?!?!?!?!?!
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:09 PM   #10
 
thx but m focusing on breeding my bettas for right now.
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