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post #1 of 18 Old 09-24-2009, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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hi my neon fish gave birth after the first day i got her. she gave birth to two(that i know of)fry yesterday morning. i know one got eaten by the male but i saw the other one but now i cant seem to find it.should i be expecting more if it was only two. what should i do to make my baby fish appear from under the rocks? plzz post as much as u want that may help me or if u have a fish fry story plz post too thx.
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post #2 of 18 Old 09-24-2009, 08:40 PM
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what size is your tank? what other fish are in it? do you have plants for the fry to hide in? its probably hiding... my guppy had fry for two days but she died after. just keep an eye out for it...........


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post #3 of 18 Old 09-25-2009, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
i have a 46 gallon tank with 3 female and 1 male swordtail, 2 red flame gouramis, 3 cories, 1 pleco and 2 angelfish.the fry have rocks to hide under and the plants dont have things for them to hide in. my neon fish is doin just fine. she is eating and everything. but still no other fry i wonder if mine are still alive. The craziest thing just happened my other pregnant swordtal just disappeared. what the heck happened? i woke up this morning and she was missing. i have no places for her size fish to hide and i cant find her. i wonder if shes giving birth somewhere. i put food in and she always comes to eat but not today i dont know where she is.

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post #4 of 18 Old 09-25-2009, 09:04 AM
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i would suspect the angelfish ate your fry and will continue to do so if you keep the birthing mother fish in the same tank......Angelfish will eat smaller fish, and once they reach maturity, they will eat the neon tetras, if thats what your "neon fish" is
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post #5 of 18 Old 09-25-2009, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
my neon fish is a swordtail and one of my angelfish just did a couple of minutes ago. only one of them died though.
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post #6 of 18 Old 09-28-2009, 10:12 AM
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hi biokid101....in another thread you asked how the new fry are doing....i wasn't on over the weekend but the fry from last week are thriving, mom's doing phenomenal, and we've got three more dropped since then. Still waiting for the albino blue moms to start dropping theirs but so far so good. Last night moved a few of the larger fry from nursery tank to grow out tank....just 3 to "test the waters".......they survived the night, ate this morning so the bioload and water conditions in that tank must be right, going to move the rest of the larger fry into that growout tank tonight probably....



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post #7 of 18 Old 09-28-2009, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
aquariangel. nice to hear about the fry. i wish i had money. i want to buy java moss for my tank so some fry can survive. it would be nice to see some new fish grow up and have their fry=). good luck with ur fry.my parents wont let me put java moss in the tank i dont know why. cya
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post #8 of 18 Old 09-29-2009, 01:54 AM
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i have a 46 gallon tank with 3 female and 1 male swordtail, 2 red flame gouramis, 3 cories, 1 pleco and 2 angelfish.the fry have rocks to hide under and the plants dont have things for them to hide in. my neon fish is doin just fine. she is eating and everything. but still no other fry i wonder if mine are still alive. The craziest thing just happened my other pregnant swordtal just disappeared. what the heck happened? i woke up this morning and she was missing. i have no places for her size fish to hide and i cant find her. i wonder if shes giving birth somewhere. i put food in and she always comes to eat but not today i dont know where she is.

Do you have those yellow orangy snails?
i had 5 ther all dead now but when i coudn't find a fish the snails had eaten the fish that had died.

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bristle nose catfish-5 albino 5 normal
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Zebra danios 4 normal 1spotted 1 albino longfin
1 Betta red/blue/purple
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post #9 of 18 Old 09-29-2009, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
no i dont have snails in my tank but we have cories could they eat baby fish or dead ones?
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no i dont have snails in my tank but we have cories could they eat baby fish or dead ones?

Dead ones yes. In the wild, Corydoras eat worms, insects, larvae, dead fish, plant material and other food stuffs that they manage to find while searching the bottom. So if dead fish are laying on the bottom of the tank they will make a meal of the corpse. If there's several corys, they'll make short work of the small body of a gup.....



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