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  1. Default male swordtail problems


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    OK i don't lose fish very often so im very concerned that i couldn't keep a male swordtail alive to save my life...


    on the first of the month i purchased 5 sword tails 1 male 4 females with no signs of illness i acclimated them the standard way and went on with my life to awake to the males tail being bent and limp this frightened me but he seemed ok other wise,but later that day he was floating. i took him back and traded him for another male the next Friday. about 3 days later i noticed that the sword part of his swordtail was gone and awoke the next day to him floating.

    im afraid to purchase a third male until i track down the problem. all other fish are ok. even the female swordtails. so what would cause such problems with just a male sword tail?

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    Couple of questions.

    Are you sure that you have only one male in the tank at a time?

    Do you have any other fish in the tank, with the Swords?

    How big is your tank, and is it planted well?
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    Quote Originally Posted by escamosa
    Couple of questions.

    Are you sure that you have only one male in the tank at a time?

    Do you have any other fish in the tank, with the Swords?

    How big is your tank, and is it planted well?
    1.definatly lust one male

    2. mollies platies killifish several loaches and several cories

    3. 45G and lightly planted

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    Anyone out there O.o

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    are any of the platies male?
    10gal Betta Tank - Skye the crowntail and Squiggles the deformed albino cory
    10gal Tank- Glofish
    75gal- Everything

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    killiefish can be semi-aggressive. depending on what type you have they could be nipping the tails off of them.
    40 Gallon Breeder Planted: harlequin rasbora rummynose tetra corydoras cherry barbs

    40 Gallon Breeder Reef: In progress!

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