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biokid101 09-28-2009 07:52 PM

pregnant in 5 days!!
ok so my neon swordtail previously gave birth 5 days ago. she was not big yesteray and her gravid spot wasnt big. today her gravid spot is bigger and she is fatter. could they she show that fast?

biokid101 09-29-2009 05:41 AM

today she has red poop hanging from her does that meen something good or something bad? she is way more bigger today and i can see little dots in her gravid spot?

biokid101 09-29-2009 07:49 PM

wow she is suddenly skinnier what the heck happened?

Twistersmom 09-29-2009 07:54 PM

I am sorry biokid101, have not kept swordtails myself, so not a lot of advice to give.
The water test right for ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates?
What other fish are in the tank? Is it possible that she had the fry, and someone ate them?

biokid101 09-30-2009 02:19 PM

i have 3 cories, 4 swordtails(3 female 1 male), 2 red flame gouramis(male and female hopefully)1 angelfish,and a pleco. does that help?

biokid101 09-30-2009 06:59 PM

yea this fish is going insane or something!! she is getting fat and round one day then skinny the next i dont know whats wrong. she has a big gravid spot and she is round right now. what is this? is this normal? and i havent seen any fry for the past week. thats the last time i saw fry =( if i would have known to take it out i would have but my tank is deep and it was on the bottom? im so sad='(

Twistersmom 09-30-2009 07:14 PM

Not sure what would cause her to up and down in size from one day to the next.
My mollies get bigger and bigger every day, then about once a month they drop their fry and are small again.
It is possible that she dropped fry and you missed it. The angle could have made a snack of them. Possible swordtails will eat their own fry, I would have to read up on it.

biokid101 09-30-2009 08:42 PM

yea i get it but i got her one week ago exactly and she was pregnant which is why i got her. the next day she gave birth in the morning. but none survived. now shes bloating up again maybe she just didnt hvae all of them. any suggestions?

Twistersmom 09-30-2009 08:45 PM

The water test ok?
Can you post a picture of her? Does she look like a pregnant bloated? Any raised scales?

biokid101 10-01-2009 05:32 AM

i cant post a pic of mine but ill try to get an internet pic that looks like her. today she actually does still look bloated but not huge!! no raised scales thank god. and the water test is OKEY DOKEY anything to say?

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