03-03-2010, 11:45 PM
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Maternity Tank for livebearers?
Hey guys. I recently moved all my fry over to a 44 gallon tank to raise them. I have an empty 10g, with apparently 6500k lights, so I decided to plant it. I don't have any fish in it atm. I was wondering if with mollies/platies/guppies if I can move a female in there for a few days when I know she is close to giving birth, and then moving her out when she is done? Will this stress her too much?
What parameters will I need to look out for if I did this? If the PH and temperature are the same or very close can I simply catch her and put her in there? Or should I float her first?
Anyways, I'm wondering if this would possibly work. Has anyone else done this?
Not sure I should even do this. Might end up with TOO MANY fry.