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meikalynnt2001 02-19-2009 12:44 AM

Is my fish pregnant
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Please help i have no idea if my yellow swordtail is pregnant. My tank has been set up since beginning of jan. And over time she has gotten very fat. But i have no idea if she is pregnant or just growing. If she is what should i do to keep the babies. I am worried i wont be around when she has them which will give her a chance to eat them all.

Oldman47 02-20-2009 08:44 PM

If you want to save fry, you must have a place for them to grow up for several weeks. That sword might be pregnant, it is sometimes hard to tell because they don't swell up like so many other fish. For a high survival of swordtail fry I would get a dense clump of java moss like this one. This particular one is in a Heterandria formosa tank for the same reason, fry survival.

mitcore 02-24-2009 12:35 AM

she doesnt have the gravid spot so i dont think she is preg

meikalynnt2001 02-27-2009 12:17 AM

she is getting black spots all along the top of her. im not sure what that is.

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