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Butterflyy 02-17-2007 11:18 AM

My new swordtail gave birth lastnight
Hey all! In my other post I mentioned that I had bought some new fish the other day. Well the 2 swordtails appeared pregnant, and sure enough about a half hour after a water change lastnight she started to give birth!

I have never seen a fish give birth before, and I have to say it was absolutely amazing! Unfortunately she died sometime lastnight, but she gave birth to close to 40 fry, all of which are still alive. Every single fry she gave birth to survived the night!

Anyway, just wanted to share it with you guys, I am really excited about it. I am sure I will have some questions soon enough :lol:

musho3210 02-17-2007 08:26 PM

nice, sorry to hear about her death, but good luck on the fry :). Make sure you separate them once you can sex them

fish_4_all 02-17-2007 09:58 PM

I have had so many swords that I buy prego die after giving birth I try to avoid it now. Sorry to hear about your loss and hopefully the babies will survive to maturity.

Amphitrite 02-18-2007 05:06 AM

That's great news Butterflyy, good luck with the fry :)

Butterflyy 02-23-2007 04:25 PM

I know this isn't the right area for this but I didn't want to make a new post. I am so upset, I just got home from the fish store actually and I saw that my betta was dead :sob: I had him for almost 2 years, he was so beautiful. Ugghh my day is ruined now.

lioness501 02-23-2007 04:58 PM

congrats on the babies, sorry to hear about the mum :( ive heard that labour is extremely stressful for fiah and i lostthe mum of my babies a few days after their birth. hope the fry r doin well, also sorry to hear about ur betta :(:(:(

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