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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Swordtail birth problems

My pineapple swordtail finally started giving birth this morning around 7 am, it is now almost 12 hours later and she has only given birth to 2 fry total. Is this normal? I am worried that she may be having problems but I saw her eat some food and she seems to be acting normal. She still is very large and has a large dark gravid spot. Should it take this long to give birth?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 01:38 AM
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have you been watching non stop could have had more and just became a snack already.
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I have her in a breeder box that separates the fry from mother, but she just had 2 more so, i am a little happier.
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i have some red wagtail platys and when she got swollen i took her and put here in a 10 tank by herself in a breed box and she only had 3 fry and the swelling when away and she was fine. So a small batch sometimes happens!!

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Sometimes those things can give birth to some one day, then a bunch more the next. They aren't all gonna pop out at once

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I have her in a breeder box that separates the fry from mother, but she just had 2 more so, i am a little happier.
Breeder boxes aren't fool proof. Might have gotten nabbed before they knew what was going on.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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The breeder box is crap, the fry just swam out of the slits in the side. I haven't seen any fry today but last night I counted 6.
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