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post #1 of 4 Old 05-18-2011, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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10g fry tank HELP

Hi, so I am going to be setting up a 10 gallon tank for my 15 guppy fry, and for future births ;]
So I have a few questions:

They are 4 days old now and in a breeding net in the main tank, how old should they be when I move them to the 10g, or does it matter if they're young? I was thinking that they might be sensitive when switching tanks all of a sudden, but maybe not?

Should I use a regular filter and put netting around the suction part, or should I use a sponge filter?

Is it best to have the tank bare bottom, or should I put in sand/plants?

PS: Not sure if anyone knows, but I bought a couple live plants from the pet store awhile ago. I found tons of eggs on them, and assumed they were snail eggs, so I plucked them off, and left the plants in a little tank for a couple days. Then, I put the plants in my main tank.
Well, a week ago I found 3 little baby fish swimming around in the tank I had the plants in before. (I hadn't emptied it yet, haha)
I remember at the pet store that there were koi and maybe another species of fish in with the plants that could have laid the eggs.

These 3 little guys are TINY though. They are maybe 1/4 the size of the newborn guppy fry :S Does anyone know what kind of fish have babies that small?
Also, right now they just have one piece to their body, no other little fins or anything.

Thank you for any help!
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Hi, so I am going to be setting up a 10 gallon tank for my 15 guppy fry, and for future births ;]
So I have a few questions:

They are 4 days old now and in a breeding net in the main tank, how old should they be when I move them to the 10g, or does it matter if they're young? I was thinking that they might be sensitive when switching tanks all of a sudden, but maybe not?

Should I use a regular filter and put netting around the suction part, or should I use a sponge filter?

Is it best to have the tank bare bottom, or should I put in sand/plants?

PS: Not sure if anyone knows, but I bought a couple live plants from the pet store awhile ago. I found tons of eggs on them, and assumed they were snail eggs, so I plucked them off, and left the plants in a little tank for a couple days. Then, I put the plants in my main tank.
Well, a week ago I found 3 little baby fish swimming around in the tank I had the plants in before. (I hadn't emptied it yet, haha)
I remember at the pet store that there were koi and maybe another species of fish in with the plants that could have laid the eggs.

These 3 little guys are TINY though. They are maybe 1/4 the size of the newborn guppy fry :S Does anyone know what kind of fish have babies that small?
Also, right now they just have one piece to their body, no other little fins or anything.

Thank you for any help!

Im going to be setting up a 10 gallon fry/ breeding tank also,
Since im also using it for breeding im going to use bigger rocks, so the fry can hide within them or the eggs can fall under them so the adults cant eat them, with a few fake plants, now i havent ever put anything over my filter, but if thats what your going to do, cut and place over the intake valve a stalking (the things girls wear when they are wearing a dress, FYI, but im sure you knew that :D) And make sure you have fry food to feed them....

I dont know what those babies could be, maybe post a picture so someone else can help you figure that out?


And the day my swordtail fry were born i transfered them to their own tank, i used the same water that was in the tank they were already in, and just carefully net them up and put them in a transfer tank to take over to the tank was putting them in, they seem to be fine all healthy and eating. but other people may have different opinions on this
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Thank you! I'm thinking that I will put a tank divider in the 10g for the pregnant females to have their babies, then the other side will be for the growing fry.
I will also try to get pictures of the tiny baby fish, they might not show up though, they're so small :P
Thanks so much!
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Thank you! I'm thinking that I will put a tank divider in the 10g for the pregnant females to have their babies, then the other side will be for the growing fry.
I will also try to get pictures of the tiny baby fish, they might not show up though, they're so small :P
Thanks so much!

No problem :) and you can do it if you really try, i have pictures of my Swordtail fry that were born the other day, took pictures the day they were born :)
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