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Swordtail tank

Postby Mr_Yellow_Shoes » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:29 pm

I want to have a swordtail only tank, it will be 20 gallons with silk plants, how many males can i have in there compared to females, also, if you have personal pics of a male and female red swordtail not velvet, and a pineapple male and female also, what type of hybrids can be made with these by crossing them with other live bearers , please no website pics, just nice personal ones, also, if you have a swordtail only tank, post a pic of your set up, thanks
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Postby Sick-Lid-4-Life » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:34 pm

Swordtail mollies ?
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Postby Mr_Yellow_Shoes » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:39 pm

Is that a combo or a question?
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Postby Sick-Lid-4-Life » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:42 pm

A question...
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Postby Mr_Yellow_Shoes » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:07 pm

I have no idea if that would work, I'm new to keeping swordtails, sorry
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Postby Sick-Lid-4-Life » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:25 pm

Swordtail what ?
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Postby Mr_Yellow_Shoes » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:03 pm

I do not get what you are asking, Im just trying to start a swordail tank, i just want diffrent pictures of the colors to see which i like the most, thanks
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Postby Marduk » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:58 pm

Sick-Lid-4-Life wrote:Swordtail what ?

I think he means the livebearing ones.
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Postby Mr_Yellow_Shoes » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:47 am

Yeah, the livebearing ones
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Postby Mr_Yellow_Shoes » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:48 am

Yeah, the livebearing ones
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Postby Sick-Lid-4-Life » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:49 am

Swordtail mollies are livebearers... You want to start a tank with swordtails yet you don't know what they are ?
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Postby Darkside » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:01 pm

Sick-Lid-4-Life wrote:Swordtail mollies are livebearers... You want to start a tank with swordtails yet you don't know what they are ?


Swordtail is the common name for the fish.
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Postby Mr_Yellow_Shoes » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:02 pm

I know they are live bearers, in my first post i said "what type of hybrids can be made with these by crossing them with other live bearers" I knew that they were, you were just wording your posts weird, i was asking that question because i heard of swordtails and platies crossing, but i want to know if this is true, i think what you are asking is what kind of swordtail I am asking about, i am asking about the Xiphophorous hellerii not the swordtail mollie
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Postby Sick-Lid-4-Life » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:05 pm

I wasn't wording anything weird. Swordtails could mean a few things, especially to someone like yourself that doesn't seem to know what type of fish you're referring to. That's why I asked if you were talking about swordtail mollies. There's nothing weird about that. And Xiphophorus hellerii ARE swordtail mollies :?

Also, this is a cichlid forum. I've seen people get banned for posting things about non cichlids.
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Postby Darkside » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:11 pm

Sick-Lid-4-Life wrote:I wasn't wording anything weird. Swordtails could mean a few things, especially to someone like yourself that doesn't seem to know what type of fish you're referring to. That's why I asked if you were talking about swordtail mollies. There's nothing weird about that. And Xiphophorus hellerii ARE swordtail mollies :?

Also, this is a cichlid forum. I've seen people get banned for posting things about non cichlids.


You don't get banned for talking about non cichlids... instead your post is moved to the general forum (this is it) where it belongs. There is nothing wrong with talking about other fish in the general discussion area, but keep in mind that most people on this forum have an interest and expertise in cichlids rather than other fish.

You may find a more suitable answer to your question on a live-bearer forum.
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