Animal Stories - Livebearing Aquarium Fish


Animal-World info on Swordtail Fish
Animal Story on Swordtail Fish
List Animal Stories on Swordtail Fish
More info at Animal-World
vivek - 2012-06-19
Can I put sword tails in a community tank containing guppys and its frys ?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-20
    Swordtails and guppies will eat their fry.  Fry should be removed if you are trying to keep as many fry alive as possible.
Reply
Animal-World info on Fancy Guppies
Animal Story on Fancy Guppies
List Animal Stories on Fancy Guppies
More info at Animal-World
Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-06-07
I have a large critter cage and I am interested in breeding guppies to feed to my gar and garter snake just because it gets annoying going to the petstore and getting sick/disease ridden feeder fish so how should I try to setup the tank and please be as detailed as possible

Reply
Animal-World info on Platies - Moonfish
Animal Story on Platies - Moonfish
List Animal Stories on Platies - Moonfish
More info at Animal-World
Maeve - 2012-05-30
Well, I have 3 platties, 1 is definetly a male, and 1 is definetly a female, but the third one I am not very sure about. I think the other one is maybe a female it looks fat (perhaps it is pregnant?) The female platy is pregnant, and she doesn't like it when the other platties come near her.

Reply
Animal-World info on Fancy Guppies
Animal Story on Fancy Guppies
List Animal Stories on Fancy Guppies
More info at Animal-World
william - 2012-05-21
i have a 55 gal tank how meny fancy guppes can I have in it? It's an all guppy tank

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-22
    Really depends on how much decor. 30 or so should be fine. But remember these fish breed often and a lot! So be prepared for the population to grow.
Reply
Animal-World info on Swordtail Fish
Animal Story on Swordtail Fish
List Animal Stories on Swordtail Fish
More info at Animal-World
Deb - 2012-05-18
What should I do if I have overcrowd of swordtails. Can I slow down or prevent them from breeding?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-18
    Not really. ometimes pet stores will take them in trade.
Reply
Animal-World info on Platies - Moonfish
Animal Story on Platies - Moonfish
List Animal Stories on Platies - Moonfish
More info at Animal-World
allie - 2008-05-01
I must be doing something wrong here. I bought a little red, male platy and just recently a female who is about two and a half times his size. I can't get them to breed at all.

Click For Replies (6)
  • nm123 - 2011-11-16
    Thats because you have to have (2 females) for every (1 male).
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-03
    They probably aren't fully grown yet give it some time.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-04
    It will happen if water conditions are right and other fish aren't causing them to be nervous. I would add another male and 3 or 4 more females if your tank has room. Better chance of breeding if their are multiple females for a mature male.
  • Maeve - 2012-05-17
    Try getting more fish, generaly you need at least 2 or 3 females or 1 male.
  • Maeve - 2012-05-17
    I mean 2 or 3 females for 1 male soz
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-17
    It's not instant. I would add another 2 or 3 females. Make sure water conditions are right and soon you will have fry every where.
Reply
Animal-World info on Fancy Guppies
Animal Story on Fancy Guppies
List Animal Stories on Fancy Guppies
More info at Animal-World
Rodney Crawford - 2012-05-14
About the comment a viewer made that his guppies atacked his goldfish.Maybe you have 'Gambusia' instead of 'poecilia'. I seen the mosquito fish (gambusia) for sale as fancy guppies.The Mosquito fish is a very agressive little fish.

Reply
Animal-World info on Swordtail Fish
Animal Story on Swordtail Fish
List Animal Stories on Swordtail Fish
More info at Animal-World
Anonymous - 2012-05-12
Will swordtails also eat live plants, or only blanched lettuce?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-13
    They should. Get an aquarium clip for the lettuce.
Reply
victoria - 2010-03-13
I was wondering how big are sword tails? I have fish that died recently because they got sucked up by my filter because my filter has openings around it, but it's too small for bigger fish than platys to get in it so my mom was going to buy some sword tails. I am wondering how big are they because I have to have a fish that is bigger than a platy! What do you think?

Click For Replies (3)
  • nm123 - 2011-11-10
    about 2 inches
  • Rick - 2012-04-11
    Swordtails can grow up to 4.5 inches, depending on the variety purchased and care given. They usually have a life span of 2 - 4 years.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-12
    You can get screens for you filter end that would help prevent this. Do you have the tip on the end of the filter or is it wide open?
Reply
Animal-World info on Fancy Guppies
Animal Story on Fancy Guppies
List Animal Stories on Fancy Guppies
More info at Animal-World
Bihan - 2012-05-03
My guppys attack a goldfish... they are peaceful.. ?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-03
    They are normally peaceful unless stressed. They will nip fins at times.
Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World