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omgitsalliex3 08-23-2010 02:45 AM

Question about Swordtail Fry, Help Please!
 
Okay, so I'm a newbie to the site.. my first post.

My swordtail female had fry two days ago while I was cleaning the tank. I suppose from all the stress it put her into 'labor'. Anyway, I was only able to save one. I do not have any breeder tanks and what not so I put together a little tank from things I had lying around. Can you please tell me if it is sufficient enough?

I have a small goldfish bowl that I put gravel in with a plant. For oxygenation I hooked up a sandstone to an extra air pump I had. I don't really have a filter though. I placed a carbon box in there, but no actual filter. Is this going to be a problem? I am noticing a slight smell and the tank is obviously getting a little dirty from the food. Is this stressing out the fry? Should I move it back to the original tank? Help please! Thanks!

1077 08-23-2010 05:46 AM

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Originally Posted by omgitsalliex3 (Post 453402)
Okay, so I'm a newbie to the site.. my first post.

My swordtail female had fry two days ago while I was cleaning the tank. I suppose from all the stress it put her into 'labor'. Anyway, I was only able to save one. I do not have any breeder tanks and what not so I put together a little tank from things I had lying around. Can you please tell me if it is sufficient enough?

I have a small goldfish bowl that I put gravel in with a plant. For oxygenation I hooked up a sandstone to an extra air pump I had. I don't really have a filter though. I placed a carbon box in there, but no actual filter. Is this going to be a problem? I am noticing a slight smell and the tank is obviously getting a little dirty from the food. Is this stressing out the fry? Should I move it back to the original tank? Help please! Thanks!

Would be better to leave the fry in a cycled ,heated,filtered tank.
You can place lot's of floating plants either real, or artificial in the tank and small fishes will use this to hide in.
Review the profile for the Swordtail highlighted in blue,to get a better understanding of this species.


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