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Old 12-28-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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Is my swordtail preggers?

She has suddenly started to stay hidden in a cave, but otherwise appears fine. She won't come out far enough for me to see her belly.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:17 AM   #2
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Um just because she is hiding doesn't always mean she is preggers. Need more info and maybe pic
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:25 AM   #3
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Well, she was briefly with a male about3- 4 weeks back. He, unfortunately succumbed to an ich outbreak shortly after. I treated the ich with heat for two weeks. She seemed normal ever since, swimming actively throughout the tank. Suddenly, about a week ago, I thought she must have died as she disappeared. Finally found out she was in the cave. She hasn't really left the vicinity of the cave ever since. She's not gasping. I'll try to get a pic. If I can lure her out.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:41 AM   #4
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Here she is:

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Old 12-28-2011, 10:44 AM   #5
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She doesnt really look Preggo. Maybe you should wait to see if her stomach gets bigger. When they are pregnant and a bout a week or two from birth, you will see a gravid spot right above her bottom fins. The gravid spot is actually the fry's eyes developing. It's black. If you see that, you know if she's Preggo or not.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:38 AM   #6
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Ok, she's still acting weird. Is she sick or pregnant? Here's a few more pics. Thanks!


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Can't help with the pregnant bit but she sure is pretty!!
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:05 PM   #8
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I know I am new to this, but is a swordtale the same thing as platy? because that looks like what I have been told is a Mickey Mouse Platy
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Thanks Maestromad.

And no, she's a swordtail. They do look very similar though.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:13 PM   #10
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Ok, I think she has dropsy. I'm going to go ahead and euthanize her.
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