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post #1 of 6 Old 05-09-2010, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Any fish that will eat fish babies but not adult fish..

Anyone know of any? Gouramis? Others?

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-09-2010, 06:59 PM
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Anyone know of any? Gouramis? Others?
angle fish,sengal birchers,leaf fish.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-09-2010, 07:07 PM
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Almost all fish eat fish babies... O.O

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post #4 of 6 Old 05-10-2010, 03:05 AM
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Lemme guess-
you have a livebearer population explosion?

If your tank is big enough, I'd say angelfish or in a smaller tank, maybe a Betta.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-10-2010, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Almost all fish eat babies.. yep, and I wish the existing adults would do just that but for whatever reason, they seem to ignore the fry (aforetimes I've seen them catch the fry).
And yes, I am starting to have a population explosion.
I have thought of angelfish, but don't trust them around adults either. I have had angelfish in the past and each time they ended up being the only fish in the tank. I just can't catch the little buggers in the main tank.
I do not know how much luck I'd have on giving them back to a fish store.. Don't care that much about selling them, just trying to avoid having to deep six them. There is just so much room.
I am going to have to think about devising a fish trap, but trying to catch fry is like trying to catch a fly with chopsticks.

Thanks for the suggestions. I may just put an oscar in the other tank and feed it what I can catch.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-20-2010, 02:27 PM
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Pretty much any cichlid will eat fry. Oscars require a lot of space.

I have ghost shrimp, and they eat guppy fry occasionally.

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