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Old 02-12-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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Do you think she is pregnant ?

I bought 2 swordtails 1 male and 1 female from the LFS and I'm not sure she is pregnant please can anyone tell me from the pic please ?
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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Doesn't show very well but she is getting darker behind her belly
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:44 PM   #3
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Thats not a swordtail, its a Mickey Mouse Platy. If you get a side shot of her it would be easier to tell but it looks like she could be.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:01 PM   #4
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Here's some better pics !
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She looks pregnant to me, definitely a Mickey Mouse Platy.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:31 AM   #7
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She has been acting strange this morning. She's been wiggling quite a lot, does anyone know if this is normal please ?
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:40 PM   #8
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She won't be wiggling around to have the fry, more so floating and wanting to be left alone. Depends on the fish, if you know there personality and they never wiggle there is something going on, if you recently got it who knows.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:55 AM   #9
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Woo hoo she has just gave birth this morning to around 40 baby's !!!
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:18 AM   #11
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She still having babies up to about 60-70 now think we need a bigger tank!!
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:25 AM   #12
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Heres a pic of our new arrivals !
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:16 AM   #13
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Congrats! Keep us updated on how they do!
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:58 AM   #14
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Actually, it looks more like a swordtail than a platy. But I think they are so crossbred that it's hard o figure exactly what they are
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:41 PM   #15
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Little babies
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:17 AM   #16
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I have seen mickey mouse sword tails!It is a possibility it's a sword tail. I've seen them in stores! Congratulations on the new fry!
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Congrats.

A LOT of those fry will be eaten if they are still in the same tank. Some fry seem to be more adept at hiding than others (natural selection at work) so while I would expect some to survive you won't get the number you have seen born reaching maturity unless separated.
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The little babies are all in our separate baby tank so they are safe from hungry big fish
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:47 PM   #20
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There around 88 hours old now and 50 - 60 are still going strong. I just bought them some tetramin baby food for them and I have some brine shrimp eggs that I hatch and feed them.
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