Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-06-2003, 02:08 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 344
How to see the birth due dates of swordtails?

How do I know when my swordtail is giving birth? I prepared a tank, but don't know when to net them out, i wanted to keep the fries, is there a good way to see when approximately the due date is? Besides from the belly size.

Btw male bettas can mix with small fishes like swordtails, neon tetras? Some web-site post bettas on the compatibilities side.
__________________

__________________
mansiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2003, 10:38 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Crystal Lake, IL USA
Posts: 179
Don't use a net on the fry. The net will basically kill them or the majority of them. If you are carefull you can syphon them out using an airline tube or scoop them out with a small cup.

I don't know the times on swordfish for how long until she's gonna pop but I would suggest looking at the tank AT least 1 time in the morning and 1 time at night. If you are that concerned with getting the fry out, then move the female over to the new tank. (I don't know what kind of tank you have setup though)

Before you do, answer these pls:
Is the new tank established? or connected to your main tank? or is it totally separate?

If its a new tank and on its own then, I would suggest not moving the female.

As for tankmates, I'll leave that up to others on this site.
__________________

__________________
David


125gal Reef
55gal sump
AquaC EV-120 Skimmer
Arctica 1/4hp Chiller
3 x 250W MH 10K and 2 x 165W VHO Actinics
mulron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2003, 12:16 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 344
I've bought an aquarium hatchery, Its connected to the tank, I think I would move them in, their bellies seem very big already.
__________________
mansiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
birth, swordtails

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dates? mugginns Forum Admin & Announcements 3 01-31-2007 04:34 PM
aa server cant keep track of dates? hc8719 Forum Admin & Announcements 7 09-24-2006 12:57 AM
First of two Swordtails gave birth dnaelting Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 07-02-2005 10:25 PM
what due you due if your nitrates are to high? boggerscott Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 13 12-05-2004 07:39 PM
Ocean Exotics(formerly Aquatecture) Shipments dates and news Electrobes Southern States 0 10-04-2004 05:00 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.