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Old 04-26-2015, 10:45 AM   #1
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Swim bladder?

Just looking for confirmation. If so, since she's pooping should I bother giving her peas?

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Old 04-26-2015, 12:16 PM   #2
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Is she having trouble swimming at all? If not, that doesn't look like a swim bladder problem. From the pictures, it looks like she's about to have babies!
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:22 PM   #3
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^+1^ on the prego!
She looks pretty "squared off".
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:29 PM   #4
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Really?? No problems swimming. I just looked at her yesterday and I would swear she didn't look like that. Shows what I know. I'll keep an eye out and see what happens. Don't really need any more fish. The male keeps chasing her away. Just like a man! Lol


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Old 04-26-2015, 01:12 PM   #5
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Do you see pine coning?
Search it if you don't know what I mean(dropsy/swelling).
A fish would not look like that over nigh for any good reason.
Seeing the male in the photo I would be surprised if she was NOT prego.
Swords don't need to "see" a man for over 6 months and still produce fry!
They are made to reproduce.
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Old 04-26-2015, 01:29 PM   #6
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I'll look it up. I do have 2 females that look very similar. Perhaps I was looking at the other.

I kinda feel like I should give the fye a shot rather than just letting them get eaten. But I don't have room for more fish. Do LFS take fish once they are big enough? Or is that a ridiculous notion? Could I put her in a 5 gallon QT tank? Or should I leave her where she is?

I'll do some research as well tonight.

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Leave her where she is.
You may have survivors if there are hiding spots.
Or from any of the other females!
They'll do this every month!
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Good to know. Thanks for all the help. I haven't had the swordtails very long. I've only had tetras and catfish before. If they've
ever been pregnant before I've never known. Thanks again.


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