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biokid101 09-29-2009 07:40 PM

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)

FattyTheConvict 09-30-2009 04:46 PM

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 :-D

biokid101 09-30-2009 04:59 PM

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

biokid101 10-01-2009 05:06 PM

i think she may be pregnant now she just got a little bit bigger

biokid101 10-10-2009 09:01 AM

omg she is pregnant today she has a pink gravid spot!!!!!!!!!!!!!i can see the babies eyes. can swordtails have pink gravid spots?

biokid101 10-29-2009 05:47 AM

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.

ferszty 11-07-2009 04:44 PM

be careful females can change into males!!

biokid101 11-08-2009 10:09 AM

i heard but she doesnt look like she is.how long does it take them to change into another gender?

aquariangel 11-13-2009 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by biokid101 (Post 270674)
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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guppy sex change? - Practical Fishkeeping Forum

Swordtail Sex-Change ?!?!?!?!?!

biokid101 11-13-2009 07:09 PM

thx but m focusing on breeding my bettas for right now.


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