What to do? Question

Discussion in 'Swordtails' started by insanedreams77, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. insanedreams77Valued MemberMember

    I had three swords it was two females to one male but it turns out I had two males. I think he two males kinda tired out my female I was thinking of getting rid of one male and adding two females. But I don't know. I have a neon sword and a twin bar solar flare sword I think. Any good ideas of what should I do?
  2. Bettalover99Valued MemberMember

    Keep your 2 males as they are already settled in just add 2 new females and they will most likely breed with the new ones . If possible remove your current female into another tank if available . Just for a week or so , this way she can relax a bit. How large is your tank!?

  3. insanedreams77Valued MemberMember

    I have a ten gallon tank. The female sadly past on me before I could put it somewhere else. I always thought it was 2 females to one male.

  4. Bettalover99Valued MemberMember

    I'm sorry to hear that! It isn't our fault , you didn't know. Leave your two males and get 3 new females that sure be a good ratio but careful of overcrowding they spawn like mad!

  5. insanedreams77Valued MemberMember

    I keep hearing that and I knew. I have another tank for fry fish. I am sad she pasted away I grew attach to her. She was a real trooper.
  6. Bettalover99Valued MemberMember

    Fortunately she created several babies for you and hopefully you can keep one of those to remember her by. Like I said though 3 females sounds good. Mind posting some pictures so I can see your males
  7. Skysong87Valued MemberMember

    I'm sorry for the loss of your fish :(

    Unfortunately a 10g isn't large enough for swordtails. They grow quite large and I'm pretty sure the minimum tank size for them is a 29g. If your profile is correct the 10g you have is also a little overstocked.
  8. EthanWell Known MemberMember

    well i would upgrade the tank to a 20+ gallons so the swordtails have more room to run around in they much prefer a big wide aquarium :) and i would buy 3 more female sword tails
  9. insanedreams77Valued MemberMember

    Ya sadly I know my tank is overstocked. Everyone keeps telling me that. I guess I like pushing the limits but I love each and every one of them. I have weeded out my tank a few times. That is why I am thinking of giving my one male sword up and just getting one or two females like I planed in the first place. I do water changes every day or every other day for my fish.
  10. EthanWell Known MemberMember

    my 30g is probably overstocked a little and that is fine but all i am saying is don't be afraid to grab a cheap bigger tank as an upgrade :p i am currently looking in to 75 gallons even though i have no room for one at the moment ;D
  11. Bettalover99Valued MemberMember

    I think op is okay as long as her fry are in a seperate tank , but as said upgrading would be good however right now I would keep the two males you have and get 2-3 new females , this is assuming you don't have any other fish
  12. insanedreams77Valued MemberMember

    I just might leave my males alone for now. I need to put my one tank up but now I can't. I just don't have the money. I am just trying to get goo ideas to do.
  13. Bettalover99Valued MemberMember

    Go on ebay , I'm sure you can find something dirt cheap and of course it may have dirt but with a little tlc it can all work out
  14. insanedreams77Valued MemberMember

    I will do.
  15. Bettalover99Valued MemberMember

    Let me know if you find anything
  16. insanedreams77Valued MemberMember

    Ok I will.

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