Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Could underfeeding swordtails result in fry not surviving?
A thought just came to mind. I have 5 swordtails, one male 4 female. The females keep getting pregnant but so far only one fry has made it to juvenile stage. I saw one other fry for a few days then he disappeared. My question is could the loss be due to my underfeeding them causing them to aggressively go after the newborns? I have 2 good-sized clumps of java moss for them to hide in so I would expect more than one in 3-4 months. I'm thinking of getting either some guppy grass or a breeding box. Thoughts? It's a swordtail only tank at the moment..
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