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Old 08-09-2011, 12:55 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Male Lyretail Swordtail Question

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I am considering getting several Swordtail's for the tank I am planning and love the little Lyretail's which is where my question comes from. I have been researching Swordtails and know that you should have 1 male to 3 or more females. But Lyretail males can't breed so my question is, can you keep a couple of the Lyretail males with another non-lyretail male Swordtail in the same tank? Not sure if the non-lyretail male somehow knows the other males are not competition and that there is no need to kill each other!! Would have 3 females in the mix as well.

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Old 08-09-2011, 01:15 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about lyretails not breeding, but as for all males...I'm not sure, males are the aggressive ones IME. Having females usually lessens it.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:20 AM   #3
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swordtails will treat eachother as swordtails regardless. HOwever i have kept all males before and they where just fine. This might not always be the case though, you may be taking a gamble.
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lyretail, male, swordtail

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