i got a swordtail a couple weeks ago and now shes pregnant. could i keep the fry in the communtiy tank or will they get eaten i dont wanna put her in a net becuz those are very stressful. what should i do??
funny thing, one second sumthing can be gourmet, the second its in the sink its trash.
A) Put lots of material the babies can hide in into the tank, and hope they make it.
B) Put the mother in a breeder box or breeder net and remove her after the babies are born.
C) Set up a seperate breeding tank.
Put her in the breeding box as close to her giving birth as you feel comfortable. Try not to put her in too soon as it does tend to stress them. When she starts to "square off" behind the anal fin, she will be about ready to give birth. The body will look more angled rather than a smooth flowing figure.