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Old 02-05-2020, 10:13 PM   #1
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I have a Pregnant Swordtail who seems to be suffering. When I purchased her a few months ago she was already pregnant. She has had at least two batches and is currently pregnant. Last night she seemed to be hiding in the plants and I noticed two new babies. This morning I could not find her. Tonight I saw her and she is flipping around on the bottom of the tank. She looks like she is still very pregnant. I put some Stress Coat in the tank. I don't know what to do! Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 02-06-2020, 09:24 AM   #2
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I would do a bit larger than normal water change. Make the new water a bit warmer than what's already in the tank. Add a teaspoon of standard aquarium salt to every five gallons of your new, treated tap water. Salt will calm the fish. The combination of the warmth, pure water, and salt will ease the stress on the fish and if she's ready, she'll drop the fry.


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How did it go? It sounds like she was having a birthing problem... It is horrible when we do not know what to do to help.
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