My Pregnant Swordtail and the babies 30 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by cejaychan11, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. cejaychan11New MemberMember

    i would just like to ask some questions that keeps bothering me..

    prob 1:
    i just want to ask if it is possible for a blue platy to mate my swordtail...
    The story goes like this: 3 week right after my swordtail dropped off her babies, i've observed her tummy's getting bigger (but i still don't have a male swordtail all i have in my tank is: 2 female guppies, 1 male black molly, 1 blue platy, and my female swordtail)

    prob 2:
    how long do i have to quarintine my swordtail and guppy babies... (my guppies are 2 months old and the swordtails are 1 month old..)

    have a nice day.. :)
    thank you in advance.... ^_^
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2010
  2. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    It's my understanding that Platy's can interbreed with Swordtails. Most live bearers can also store sperm for a couple of months, becoming pregnant when water conditions are right even with no male in sight.

    I wouldn't add the fry into your main tanks until you are certain they are too large to be eaten by other tanks mates.

    Best of luck!
  3. master of fishesNew MemberMember

    i agree with aquarist48.
    DO NOT put in the fry until they are grown up.
  4. master of fishesNew MemberMember

    th probs happened to me when all and i mean all my babies were eaten and i had no other babies to take care of.

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