New Male Lyretail Swordtail

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by Jason, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    I just bought 3 red-eyed swordtails, 1 male lyretail, 1 female lyretail and 1 normal female. The male's gonopodium is quite long and not that straight, i was wondering if he is still able to breed with the other females?
  2. Luke 16New MemberMember

    Your Lyretail swordtail will still be able 2 breed no probs i hav a female lyretail swordtail that i have bread sucessfully ;D
  3. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    cool thanks
  4. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    This is a an old topic but for anyone one out there breeding lyretail swords I found out some info.
    Male lyretails cannot breed with females as they are unable to fertilize the female due to the long gonopodium but females that are lyretails can breed with normal males.

    So for anyone wishing to breed lyretail Swordtails you have to get a norma male and a lyretail female and according to an experiment undertaken in Hawaii the results are 50% normal and 50% lyretail so happy breeding...

    Unfortunately mine cannot breed so I'll have to get another lyretail female and a normal male...
  5. onelovieValued MemberMember

    Just three weeks ago, my female lyretail bred with my normal male sword and now I have two babies! :)
  6. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    Congratulations! How old are they?
    Hope they are lyretails they look so cool.
  7. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Sounds very pretty, don't think I've seen lyretails. Possibility of pictures? :) Not an odd topic is the breeding forum after all ;)
  8. onelovieValued MemberMember

    The babies were born the first part of September...I forget which day. I'm not sure if they'll be lyretail or regular swords. So far they just look like female swordtails (no sword) but I think the males don't develop their swords until they are a bit older. If my lyretail would sit still long enough, I could try to take her pic to post on here! But she doesn't seem very cooperative!