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what to when my swordtails give birth
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big_ fish
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Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Location: australia,queensland

PostPosted: 2005.02.24(Thu)21:36    Post subject: what to when my swordtails give birth Reply with quote

my female swordfish is pregnant and I don't know what to do when it gives birth can someone give me some advice
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Greatwhite
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PostPosted: 2005.02.24(Thu)22:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

My suggestion is to research where they like to lay their eggs and how many they produce. Also check if they eat their own young, incase you want to keep the baies or not. Next, go out and buy a breeding compartment or breeding net so that the eggs are safe from your other fish. Place the pregnant swordtail into the compatment, and keep her in there until she is finished birthing. Then you can return her into the regular tank. keep the babies in the breeder net until they are old enough to return to the big tank. Cool

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benedictj
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PostPosted: 2005.02.24(Thu)22:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just for the record, Swordtails don't lay eggs. They are livebearers like guppies and mollies. How big is your tank and what other fish are in there?
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PostPosted: 2005.02.25(Fri)1:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

My swordtail had babies a few weeks ago. After only finding a few I put them in a separate breeding tank that floats on top of the water, to give them safety and water flow. Then I found like ten more a few days later and decided to let them all go and survive on their own. Needless to say, with all of the coverage and planting I have, all of them survived and I now have 14 swordtails growing up in my tank. They take anywhere from 3-5 months to reach full length.
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