Female Swordtail problem

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apastuszak

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I have a tank full of pineapple Swords and a few other fish. The swords are all from the same spawn and are about 3 years old. I have been losing a female swordtail every month or so (the females outnumber the males.) I had assumed that the fish were just dying of old age, since it was happening so infrequently, and every other fish in the tank looked healthy.

Well, today I see a female Swordtail on her side on the top of the tank:



When I zoom in on what looks like the prolapse, I see this:



Is this a delivery gone wrong? Should I grab this mess and try and pull it off the fish?

I have two other female Swordtails in the tank with clamped fins now. All the males, the angelfish and the zebra danios all look just fine.
 

FreshyFresh

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Andy, how'd you make out with this?

FWIW, I've never had a livebearer live longer than 2.5 to 3yrs. I'm sure absolute ideal breeding and keeping, they'll live longer like anything else.
 
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