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    One of my female swordtails gave birth October 23. We put her back with the male that day. Tank is divided with babies on one side, adults on other side.
    When can I expect her to have more babies?
    Also, when will the babies be big enough to put in with the adults?
    If we leave the older babies in "Baby side" of tank... and female is ready to give birth... will the older babies eat the new babies?

    Any knowledgeable swordtail breeders out there with advice.

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    They have a roughly 30 day gestation period so you can expect nearly monthly batches of fry.

    About the fry: Yes, Smaller fish are eaten by big fish.

    How big of a tank is this and what are your plans for all the fry? Depending on the answer to that question you may have to figure out how to get rid of your fry instead of how to save them.
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    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    How big of a tank is this and what are your plans for all the fry? Depending on the answer to that question you may have to figure out how to get rid of your fry instead of how to save them.
    20 gallon tank
    fry are sold to pet store when they reach an inch (or so)

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    It's likely that you are going to have some very well fed fish or be overflowing with fry.

    Enjoy the ride.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    In my experience, it's "when you least expect it," and "way too often." :D
    15 gal: 1 butt-ton Malaysian trumpet snails.
    20 gal: 20+ various molly and platy fry.
    55 gal: 40 neon tetras.
    75 gal: 2 Taiwan reef cichlids, 3 pelmatochromis nigrofasciatus juveniles.

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