Question Here is my platy i was wondering if she is pregnant?

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Willj626 said:
Looks like she may be pregnant, and yes swordtails and platys will interbreed!
Yay she has been looking different in that area recently and i was wondering its great that she may be pregnant i wonder what the babies would look like though or if they are even the sword tails as i got her from a store 1 month ago
 
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Willj626 said:
Looks like she may be pregnant, and yes swordtails and platys will interbreed!
Another question what do platy sword tail mixes look like? my sword tail is a Painted sword tail. Would some of them have sword tails and some of them not?
 

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Most swordtail colors are actually a result of crossing with platies. For instance, brick red swordtails are a cross of a wild type green swordtail and a red platy.
 

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frogmastertimmy said:
Another question what do platy sword tail mixes look like? my sword tail is a Painted sword tail. Would some of them have sword tails and some of them not?
Some may have swords and some may not, you'll just have to wait and see!
 
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Donovan Jones said:
Most swordtail colors are actually a result of crossing with platies. For instance, brick red swordtails are a cross of a wild type green swordtail and a red platy.
Interesting does that mean the sword tail is a dominant gene?
 

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frogmastertimmy said:
Interesting does that mean the sword tail is a dominant gene?
I am not sure, the swordtail trait may not be mendelian making it harder to determine if your hybrids will have swords or not
 

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frogmastertimmy said:
Does this process take 3-4 weeks like mollies?
It takes about 5 weeks for the pregnancy and then about 1 month to really see what the fry will look like I believe.
 
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Willj626 said:
Probably around 2 weeks maybe- my best guess at least.
thank you its just funny because ive had mollies for a year but when i bought them they were all male but this impulse platy buy to give my sword tail a friend is now my 1st preggo fish
 

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Swordtails are funny when it comes to showing. Males that show earlier tend to stay smaller so if u allow them to breed they will make your line smaller over time. Later bloomers tend to get larger so if u cull out smaller early bloomers you can get bigger fish over time. Greg sage explains it better probably lol. Some good sites to read on would be select aquatics and the links here...

There was a time where I was obsessed with xiphophorus lol.
 

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