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Old 03-23-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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Endler female will not drop fry?

My endler female has been pregnant for over 2 months and will not drop her fry? ive tried everything I can find on the internet and in other forums. I have a 10gallon tank with 2 males and 4 females.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:11 AM   #2
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Hi Robbie, are you sure she is pregnant? Maybe she is still to young to become pregnant. Do you think you could post a few pictures of her so we can take a look?
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I will try. I have a lot of plants so that I dont have to separate the fry from the parents so it is hard to get a good picture.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:27 AM   #4
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To me, she doesn't look pregnant. Could be wrong though.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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She was alot smaller for a couple weeks and then in a month she looked like she was goin to bust. Her gravid spot is huge and black but at night when the lights is out it turns red. Thats why I she,was pregnant.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:10 PM   #7
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Something in the tank must be not correct and she is not letting her fry go. Check water chemistry, temps and water current in the tank. Possibly one of these things can be the issue.

Another possibility is she is not comfortable in the tank with the other fish to give birth. If all the parameters I metioned above are correct, you might want to try to isolate her in her own tank or environment (divide the tank so that she can't see the other fish) and see if that spurs her on.

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I checked it a week or so ago and everything was fine. I had her isolated for a week and she looked to be more stressed than she was in the tank.
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Your Female Endler

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My endler female has been pregnant for over 2 months and will not drop her fry? ive tried everything I can find on the internet and in other forums. I have a 10gallon tank with 2 males and 4 females.
Hello rob...

A suggestion you may consider: Females will hold fry until they feel conditions are optimum for fry survival. The tank chemistry must be stable. A 10 gallon tank is difficult to keep clean even for an experienced tank keeper. The water properties can "go south" in just a few hours, because there isn't enough water to dilute toxins.

I'd suggest a larger than normal water change and make the new, treated tap water a bit warmer than normal. I've found with my Fancy Guppies that females close to dropping their fry, just need a flush of warm, pure water to make them feel like conditions are right.

Just a thought.

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I will try that next. Im runnimg out of options and I have been tryin everything that I read.
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