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Old 05-18-2012, 02:48 AM   #1
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Pregnant swordtail help

Hey all I was wonting to know how long until my swordtail gives birth and If my tank has anuf plants to save the fry or should I put it in a breeding trap.

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Old 05-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #2
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Can any one help
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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Your tank looks like it has enough plants, but if your looking for more , java moss and anacharis are perfect fry hiders. Your swordtail momma looks about 2 weeks away from birth, so no need for a breeders trap now.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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hi . best thing if you want to keep the fry is put the pregnant one in a hatchery then after its given birth remove the mother and wait few months until there big enough not to get eaten ..
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The breeding boxes can stunt the fry growth, so it will take a lot longer for them to grow. What i find works best is separating them into a 10 gallon so they have no predators and all the food then need to grow.
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yea i agree totally . i usually put the pregnant one in a breeding trap until she gives birtyh tyhen move the fry into there own tank to grow them on .. can anyone give me info on jaguar cichlid breeding . i have a pair and they spawned once and ate the eggs that was about 3 weeks ago . any info would be great as in breeding params and other info
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