Swordtail Fry

  1. nyless

    nyless Valued Member Member

    I believe these guys are about 36 hours old
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  2. MrBryan723

    MrBryan723 Valued Member Member

    Woohoo! Before long they will take over your tank and nobody will want to buy them and you'll end up getting a predatory fish to keep the population in check.
     
  3. NLindsey921

    NLindsey921 Well Known Member Member

    Beautiful fry. What are the parents coloration?
     
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    nyless

    nyless Valued Member Member

    Mr Bryan,

    if thats the case then i will have been successful with my breeding endeavor AND that is always a good reason to get another tank for my culling fish to live in;-)
     
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    nyless

    nyless Valued Member Member

    father is a mutt ( i have no idea of his variety he was a rescue from petco for 1$, he appears to be half white and half red...) and mother was a green swordtail. im not expecting much from the fry but it was fun to do with the kids and im looking forward to how the colony develops color wise as time goes on.

    if i can talk the significant other into some grow out tanks i may try and do some selective line breeding but that seems like a lot of work as opposed to just letting the colony go and seeing what we end up with after some time.

    its been fun regardless and i love the cute little guys and the way they buzz around the tank.
     
  6. NLindsey921

    NLindsey921 Well Known Member Member

    Ok. I was just asking because I have baby swordtails too. Mine are the result of a neon and a brick swordtail. But they came from petsmart so they might be mixed.
     
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    nyless

    nyless Valued Member Member

    well when you have mixed specimens i just think it makes it more interesting. all the current color varieties are mostly hybrids crossed with platy's anyways.

    the fry usually show their color about 8 weeks or so after they are born. so you can start to see then what you might have.
     
  8. NLindsey921

    NLindsey921 Well Known Member Member

    Hmm. Interesting mine are only a week old though so no color yet.