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thefishboy 10-29-2010 06:45 AM

My swordtail is pregnant!
 
Yay!! I think my female orange swordtail is pregnant!! She looks quite big now cant wait to see what the hybrid fry will loook like.!!

AaronCombs 10-30-2010 12:33 AM

Congrats most of mine are prego too but I don't know if pure swordtail or hybrid yet.

thefishboy 10-30-2010 04:51 AM

Im at my dads atm so hopefully when i get back on sunday she will be alot fatter!!!

Bluebirdnanny 11-06-2010 07:29 AM

congrats
let us know the progress

small fry 11-06-2010 07:33 AM

Congrats on the parenthood!

Just make sure that when you see the fry, you isolate it in a contraption or netting device from the other fish (sometimes swordtails will have thier newborn fry for a snack). It should be fine as long as you isolate it when you find it.

My swordtail fry is almost 2 months old.

Good luck with your fry raising! They grow so fast.:-D

thefishboy 11-06-2010 11:06 AM

Yeh thanks a lil update she is very fat! Plus my other platy is pregnant aswell. i think i am letting nature take its cause in the tank but if i get a really cheap tank, and filter i will be putting the fry in there.

small fry 11-06-2010 01:15 PM

I bought a $10 little netted box that goes over the side of my tank. It is probably 3x5x4" or something like that. That way it can grow up in the enviroment he will live in. Unless you sell him I guess.

thefishboy 11-06-2010 01:58 PM

il probz sell them but 30 odd fry cant live in a breeding net till its 2inches!

small fry 11-06-2010 02:22 PM

A lot of petstores will take the fry at 1/2 inches long. And unless you are there when she has frys, I wouldn't expect 30 fry. You might get 30 if you find them soon enough.

thefishboy 11-06-2010 02:37 PM

so do you think puting them in a breeding net would be bad? or maybe 2 for like boys and girls??


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