Originally Posted by ChrisJ
I brought a pregnant swordtail not even 10 hours ago and she's giving birth
she's in a floating breeder box with the lights off, how long do they drop fry for?
It varies a lot. My pregnant mollies took about an hour and a half but in some cases it can take up to a week releasing babies daily
My advice would be to turn the light on as I kept mine on during her giving birth as its important to see the fry quickly as the mother will eat her children
Keep a close eye over the next few days
I only had two and they died. I didn't see the fry fast enough and I guess they must of had the best part of eight babies