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Old 02-24-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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Swordtail help please

So I bought 3 swordtails (one male&2 females)

At the store it said they were pineapple swordtails so I just went along with it haha
But ya anyways I bought them in hopes of breeding
All three are the same size(lengthwise) except for one female that seems to be fatter? But still same length as others
And I've been trying to read up on it and see if she was pregnant but couldn't really tell because so far I can't see her gravid spot? Or maybe I'm seeing it just not able to fully notice it?
And lately, that one female I've noticed has been a little aggressive lately
She has been chasing the other swordtails but not my one male betta in the tank
I'm really hoping she's pregnant haha
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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If her stomach looks square she's pregnant. Also i would worry about the betta. Males are aggressive
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:50 PM   #3
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I can't really tell if its square :/

And I haven't really seem any aggression between my male swordtail and male betta I guess I just got lucky? Haha
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:56 PM   #4
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I can't really tell if its square :/

And I haven't really seem any aggression between my male swordtail and male betta I guess I just got lucky? Haha
Some bettas are calm. Is her stomach round or does it have a kind of square shape?
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If it looks like it has corners then its prego
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Well to me, from the pictures, it's kind of rounded?

I'm not really sure? Can you check for me please?
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Too me she just looks fat. But I can't tell for sure
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Haha oh ok thanks

And ya sorry bad pics :/

And ya at first I just thought she was fat
Kinda leading to my next question
I've been feeding them flakes since I got them and they eat some of them and some they just spit back out so they only eat 50% what should I do about this?
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Haha oh ok thanks

And ya sorry bad pics :/

And ya at first I just thought she was fat
Kinda leading to my next question
I've been feeding them flakes since I got them and they eat some of them and some they just spit back out so they only eat 50% what should I do about this?
Get some cories! They're fun fish that'll clean up extra food! Don't worry if swords only eat some of it.
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I bout like 8 cories for my 55 gallon when Petsmart had a sale haha but it ended and don't really want to pay a lot just for my 10 gallon so for now I just bought a couple shrimp and just waiting for my cories to breed

Oh and I've noticed that my male swordtail has a neon orange body with a darker orange tail almost red but on the very tip of the tail it's white? Do you know what this is?
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