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Old 08-21-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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What size are newborn swordtail fry

Hi all, was certain my female swordtail was pregnant but her bulge seems to have went down significantly, but no sign of any fry unfortunately.

Can anyone tell me approximately what size the new born fry are? My tank has several plants which the fry may be hiding in but fear they may have been eaten, I have 2 blue dwarf gourami, a male & female black swordtail, a male & female gold comet swordtail, 6 threadfin rainbows, 6 cardinals, 3 young mollies, 2 ancistrus & a rusty plec.

Don't have space for a breeder tank & have heard that breeding nets cause the female a lot of stress so are there any suggestions to successfully breed the swordtails?

Many thanks,


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I had a preggo one and she had only one who survived in the planted tank with plants floating in the top and a small clump of moss, but I would say appx. at or larger than 1/4 inch but smaller than 1/8 inch.

The baby is a Neon Sword and adult now and getting color, healthy and beautiful. I have begun a search for her new mate.

They hide really well, I initially thought mine was a guppy fry.

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