Animal Stories - Swordtail Fish


Animal-World Information about: Swordtail Fish

   The most popular fish next to the Guppy is most certainly the Swordtail!
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Natalie - 2007-05-12
These fish are fun to have, and they have such cute babies. I have a pregnant female right now actually! They live along side my upside-down catfish, and three of my male guppies.

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Bob Joe - 2007-04-06
i have a pregnant female and a male and they are both very fantastic fishes.
They will eat almost everything you give them also.

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Bob Joe - 2007-04-06
I have 2 swordtails in 36 gallon tank and they do fantastic with all other of my community fish (gourami, mollies, guppies).

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Josh - 2007-03-22
i really like these fish!! i have a male and a female had 2 males but it got bullied and the other fish killed it and had an early dinner! My females stomach/tummy part is getting bigger. Im guessing she is pregnant.

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Jackie - 2007-02-22
I bought 4 swordtails: 3 young females and 1 adult male. Now I recently noticed that the fish that I thought was a female is growing a swordtail! I guess it must be puberty when it hits. I can't believe it.

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Tahna - 2007-01-10
All I can say is...WOW! I have never had a fish have babies and I bought 3 swordtails. two died but the living female was pregnant{when we bought her, i think} but she had her babies and ate a few :-( but we saved 4 and today {a month later} she had 13 more!mind you she has been alone. Finally I think the black, telling, spot is gone. I hope she is done..lol. I'm just scared to put the "new" babies in with the "teenagers" lol.

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Mr. Sean - 2006-11-19
I am 13 years old and i love breeding swordtails. I currenly have 87 fry. The mothers will not eat their babies until about 1-2 hours after ALL LABOR. Keep an eye on the mother if you have a pregnant one. The longest one has been through labor is about 3 1/2 hours, the shortest is about 1 hour. Good luck with all of your swordtail breeding

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Brittney - 2006-05-06
I'm a college student, and I thought I would pick up some fish for my 10-gallon tank. I bought five swordtails. Little did I know one of them was pregnant. I could only save four of the babies as she had given birth before I became aware of hatcheries and the like. Anyway, I had to take that particular female back to the pet store because she was aggressive. Two of my other three females are receptive, so now I've got six little fries and two extremely pregnant females. I really enjoy taking care of the little babies I have, but sadly I don't have room for all the potential fries. I hope someday I can have a big enough environment so that all of the babies produced can thrive.

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Regina LaFary - 2006-03-24
We Just recently Purchased our swordfish for our kids. the lady at the pet store said that they would be good for the kids. we bought 3, 2 females and 1 male and we brought them home and I noticed one of the females belly looked really big so I called the pet store and she told me that if she is pregnant then I need to come and get a breeders net and put in my tank in case she has them so the other fish in the tank won't eat them. I thought I had some time so I went and got the breeders net came home scooped her up in it and within 2 minutes she was having babies. I couldn't believe within 20 minutes she had 30, then in an hour she had 10 more. I was shocked. I continued to watch her because I was told she would eat them also, so I kept my eye on her. it was so exciting after 3 hours of Labor and delivery she had 59 Babies. so sad that 12 of them didn't make it but we still have 47. It was such a wonderful thing for my Children, to see but then I had to go out and get a bigger tank and now we are watching them grow. it has only been 3 days but we can tell they have already grown I know we can't keep all of them so for my son 1st grade class we are going to give each child one when they are ready to be seperated. WHAT A WONDERFUL EXSPERIENCE FOR US!

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Lauren - 2006-02-15
I had bought a few swordtails. One of them had babies. They were born the day before Valentines. I like watching the babies swim around. I want to watch them go up. That would be neat to raise your own baby fish.

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