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Old 02-14-2009, 10:55 AM   #1
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wont stop breeding!

hi, my swordtails wont stop breeding and my tank is becoming overcome with baby swordtails! i dont know what to do!
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:42 AM   #2
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What other type of fish do you have in the tank? It is about a 30 gallon tank so a larger fish for population control would work. Think of it as nutritional supplements for your other fish. I have an angelfish that does very well keeping up with the swords.
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Take the babies, and drop them intot he tank( the fish will see them plop in, and they will eat them). If not, get rid of the female.
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Take the fry to a LFS store for Donation.
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a peacock eel also will get rid of the fry fairly quickly,
donation to the local fish store or giving them away to a friends tank is another good idea
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Walmart is now carrying tiny little condoms in their pet dept. Best bet is to teach an aquatic frog to put them on the fish.


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I recently found out that a large koi angelfish does wonders on guppy fry. He has eaten 20+ fry and 2 adult female guppies. The adults were not intentional, I went away for a weekend and he got hungry.

kribensis12 is right about dropping them in the tank. If I net some fry from my 10g and throw them into my 30g it turns into a feeding frenzy. Diamond tetras also gobble up fry quickly.
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bumble bee goby are another great fry eaters,
i had one of each the bumble goby and the peacock eel in my platty/sword/guppy tank to control fry they did an awesome job
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Walmart is now carrying tiny little condoms in their pet dept. Best bet is to teach an aquatic frog to put them on the fish.


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HAHA thats funny
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bettas will demolish fry in a hurry as well. I once watched a betta eat an entire guppy litter of about 10 babies in less than 30 seconds.
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