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Old 08-03-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Pregnant swordtail

Yesterday I bought three swordtails: a male and two females. I know that the females will have fry, but I thought I would have to wait a month. But today one of the females stared moping around and hanging out in the tanks plants and and a house in the tank. Is this a sign that she will have fry soon?
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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Maybe , most probably I she's been pregnant for just under a month.
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Okay should I put her in a different tank
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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Yes you can , but it may stress her out
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #5
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So should a just keep her in the main tank and let the fry hide in plants or would be better for the fry if the mother is in a different tank? If she gets stressed will that harm the unborn fry?
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So should a just keep her in the main tank and let the fry hide in plants or would be better for the fry if the mother is in a different tank? If she gets stressed will that harm the unborn fry?
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #7
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This is the possibly pregnant swordtail. Does she look preg. Someone help! This is the first time I have done this
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:12 AM   #8
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Doesn't look pregnant but looks stressed with the dark color and how the fins are clamped, provide more hiding spots and let it spawn naturally in the tank
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