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Swords and Mollies 06-20-2009 01:37 AM

Pregnant Swordtail.
 
She gave birth to the 5 I have almost 3 weeks ago now, but she is huge. How will I know she is getting ready to give birth again and how long from the last time? Thanx! :-?

Oldman47 06-20-2009 02:04 PM

Typical for a swordtail is about 4 weeks but there is some variation and each fish is different. The period also gets shorter with a higher water temperature, so even the same fish will vary if the water temperature changes.

Swords and Mollies 06-20-2009 03:16 PM

I just found a few more babies in the baby grass. They're tiny, so I'm thinking they are swords as opposed to creamsicle mollies. Can't tell for sure. Both fish look pregnant

Oldman47 06-20-2009 04:39 PM

If they are tiny, they are not creamsicle mollies. These are newborn, less than 8 hours old, creamsicles shown with mom.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...Day1_976-1.jpg


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