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Old 03-06-2011, 08:20 AM   #41
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Holy Cow! With all of the fry your fish are dropping your gonna need a 150 gallon tank, lol!

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Old 03-06-2011, 08:21 AM   #42
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I know lol we already have 4 tanks thought going to need a bigger house
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:25 AM   #43
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Lol, you'll have to upgrade because you have to many tanks.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:03 PM   #44
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Lol just got back from a family meal and there must be around 80 of them now !
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:48 PM   #45
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The platys fry is tiny, about half the size of the baby swords. I was wondering if they will be ok in the tank with the swords or would the swords eat them ?
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Depends if there is now big size difference, no they won't eat them. If they're obviously bigger than yes. Like once i placed a month old swordtail fry with newly born fry And they were fine together. And wow congrats on all the babies! The most my swordtails ever had was 7 fry v1 in which survived to adulthood. That's probably because didn't feed them live brine shrimp but fry food. Better survival rate i assume. Hope I helped somewhat!

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Old 03-06-2011, 09:18 PM   #47
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If they are that small then yes, they will eat them. You could always get a tank divider and divide off a small portion for the fry.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:43 AM   #48
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Thanks Dylan and guppy I think I might leave them in our little birthing tank for around a week and then put them in with the swords. The swords are 3 weeks and 2 days old now and seem happy with the new tank lol.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:54 AM   #49
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I changed my mind lol. I moved them in their breeding net with the swords and realised there wasn't much of a size difference so I let them loose in the tank . You can tell which are which fish in the picture !
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aw. very cute! makes me want to go pick up a couple of swordtails for my community tank!

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Old 03-07-2011, 03:19 PM   #51
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They r loverly will be sad to sell them but we don't have the space for them, I just hope the other half doesn't decide he wants another new tank haha
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We have a Siamese fry lol there are 2 which are connected at the belly.
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ahh! i would keep the siamese one!

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Siamese one will probably die :/ although its is kind of funny lol.
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It is. Still make sure he gets the most food! Lol

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Yeah I'm keeping an eye on him to see how they do lol but I can't see them lasting very long !
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Sadly the Siamese fry didn't make it lol I didn't think it would. It's going to the fishy graveyard (down the toilet lol).
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I think that's pretty common. The livebreeders I used to keep I saw fry without tails and some other stillbirths. But this only happened on the first round of births, every other time all fry seemed perfect. I thought it might be because the first sperm the female used was from a close relative so the genetics were messed up.
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Sadly the Siamese fry didn't make it lol I didn't think it would. It's going to the fishy graveyard (down the toilet lol).
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Congrats!

Not so much on the death of the siamese fry, but on the successful birth of the other fry.
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