How Far Along Is My Lyretail?

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I got this Lyretail from the store cause it was showing signs of pregnancy and I wanted to make sure it went somewhere it could birth peacefully and the fry would live.

But I don't know much about these type of fish at all. I do know she is pregnant for sure, but the real question is how long till she births?

I tried to get my best pictures, but she is quite fast. Her stomach is squared off \___/
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Hello!
My guess from the picture is 1 week- 1 1/2 weeks till berthing. It's really hard guessing when they will berth, but you can always make an estimate. If she has the boxed shape though she should be soon!!
 
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Thank you for the help, I must ask your opinions of using breeding nets. A lot of people say they might cause a lot of issues with the birth and I got worried. Are they ok to use?
 

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Thank you for the help, I must ask your opinions of using breeding nets. A lot of people say they might cause a lot of issues with the birth and I got worried. Are they ok to use?
Yes, they will cause stress. But if you see she when she starts berthing you can put her in there to save the babies.
Right after berthing take her out of the breeder net ASAP. The best way is to put her in her own tank heavily planted, with lots of hiding spots for the Fry. Berthing her fry will be stressful as it is,so your job is to try and make it the least stressful a possible. I recommend doing option #2.
 
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I like the sound of the 2nd one too, ill do that for sure. Also I feel awkward asking, but I cant figure out how to pm users, I tried looking around but saw nothing. Is it cause im brand new?
 

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I like the sound of the 2nd one too, ill do that for sure. Also I feel awkward asking, but I cant figure out how to pm users, I tried looking around but saw nothing. Is it cause im brand new?
It's totally fine!! Just click on the persons profile and it will say Star A Conversation. Really easy! Hopefully that's the question you were asking?

I'm using the app so I don't know if it's different on a computer.
 
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It's totally fine!! Just click on the persons profile and it will say Star A Conversation. Really easy! Hopefully that's the question you were asking?

I'm using the app so I don't know if it's different on a computer.
Maybe its cause im on a computer, ill try on my phone. Thank you again
 
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