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    I am new to breeding. I have two pregnant Swordtails and one pregnant Guppy. I think my one Swordtail is ready to give birth but I am not sure. I want to separate her so the other fish don't eat the fry. I have the net breeder. She kind of looks square to me but I am not sure. Can anyone tell me approximately when I should put her in the breeder? I am going to try to include pictures. It's the swordtail in the second picture.
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    Welcome to the AC.

    What size tank is this?

    How long has it been set up?
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    The tank is a 20 gallon. It has only been set up about 6 weeks. I recently decided to start aquariums again but it's been years since I've had one. I plan on putting fry in a 10 gallon as a grow out tank.

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    How was the tank cycled?...fishless or fish-in?

    What are the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate readings?

    There's at least one platy in the tank, correct?
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    That's a lot of fry between the 2 swords and a guppy. What are you going to do with all of those once they grow out? The adults will keep breeding and breeding and breeding and...

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    The adults will keep breeding and breeding and breeding and...
    So will the juveniles.

    The lone angel will eat as much as it can, but...
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    Fish in. I don't know the readings. 3 platys. The male platy is uninterested in the female swordtails and the male swordtail is uninterested in the female platys. If they showed interest in the others females I was going to move the platys to another tank. I know they can inter breed but shouldn't. So I have been watching them. They couldn't care less.

    Is my female swordtail ready to give birth? Is it time to move her to the breeder net?

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    Once I grow them out I'll keep a couple and give some to my mom, sister and niece. My local fish store said they would buy the swordtails grown out for .50 cents a piece.

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    If you have a male and a female platy, you've no worries over fry, hundreds are to come.

    Been there, done that.

    Swordtails are the same way, as are guppies.

    To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't worry about fry, you don't even need the breeder net, they are going to fill that tank before you know it...the amount that will be born cannot be consumed by the other fish quickly enough....IMO, it's more important right now to know your water params if you care about your fish.
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    I wonder if your Red Wag Platy might be pregnant, too. I don't really know how to isolate more than one pregnant fish in a breeder. If 20G and 10G tanks have not cycled first then the fry may not survive anyway.
    BTW, if the female platy was EVER around a male (at the fish store) she may have several groups of fry already on the way.
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