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Old 04-23-2013, 01:39 PM   #1 
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Unhappy baby fish comeing

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so both of my female swordtails are haveing babys and i dont have any money right now and i red that they will eat there babys so does anyone have stuff i can have or buy for under $10?
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #2 
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You'll have to remove as many fry as you can while they're being born or wait until the mothers are done and remove the mothers.

Do you have anywhere to put the fry? You can get a cheap netted fry box and hang it inside the main tank to keep the fry safe from being eaten.
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Or you can let the fish eat the babies if you're not prepared to raise them.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:55 PM   #4 
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i would just sell the fry or something (they are big and yellow)


ok here are the fish in the tank i can take out the female swordtails

6 bettas
1 male sword tail (not the dad)
2 female swordtails
2 apple snails
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Your fry will probably be viewed as snacks by all of the other fish in your tank as well.

If you don't want to let them be a nice big meal, you're going to have to remove as many fry as you can from the main tank.
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If I recall, this is a 10 or 20g tank. You need a separate tank for the fry to grow out in. Plus fry food. Plus extra heaters/sponge filters and caves.
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i have food for them
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #8 
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Caring for fry is hard popcorn, but you should be able to get a breeder box for under $10 at a pet store or someplace like walmart. Most of the fry should be able to grow big enough in the breeder box to keep from being eaten. Otherwise, if you have enough places for them to hide in the tank you could still end up with a few (maybe 2 or 3) that survive by running and hiding until they are to big to be eaten. You best bet to save the fry though is to remove them or the other fish to another tank.
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