08-12-2007, 10:09 PM
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You will be overrun with fry soon.
Find someone who needs a supply of livebearers or livebearer fry. Do not ask why they need them or to see them again. Either that or get another 20 gallon tank and grow the fry out a bit. Discard (shovel into your tomato plants, feed to your cats, freeze and return to the humane society) all but the best, biggest, healthiest, most colorful fish. Trade these to someone for comparable fish. Reintroduce them into your main tank.
Cue the Elton John Music) It's the circle of life...
Actually, if you are going to keep livebearers, you should just get used to throwing the fry away.
If you are actually setting out to breed livebearers, then you'll need at least 4 tanks: A male tank, a female tank, a breeding tank, and a fry grow out tank. You'll end up with nicer fish at the end of it, but it's a lot of work to go through for fish you can get for a buck 29. And you'll have to throw away even more fry. It's called culling, and it really sucks. (Or keep a predator tank....)