Originally Posted by AfricanAquarist
My Sailfin Molly is pregnant and I want her to have her fry but do not have the luxury of a second tank.
My sister is renovating her tank and I promised that she can have them.
What do I do to prevent the fry from getting eaten? Do I put a breeding net in or something else. I'm pretty limited as I live in the middle of nowhere but this is my first time breeding fish.
A breeding net AFTER the fry are born, could be helpful along with flake foods with algae base that are crushed and fed to the fry in small amounts two or three times a day.
Live floating plant's or artificial plants (lot's not one or two) ,floating on the surface works well also if net is unavailable.
View of your 30 gallon? shows algae eater you have to be Chinese algae eater. These are not good community fish,they aren't from China,and they are poor algae eaters to boot.
What they ARE good at, is nipping and harrasing other fishes which can lead to stressed fish and or fin rot and bacterial infections if wounds inflicted by the Chinese algae eater are serious or frequent and water quality is not maintained.
For 30 gallon tank with no live plant's and lighting period of no more than 8 hours a day,, there should be little algae and thus,,algae eater should not be needed. (especially this one)
Now if you just LIKE algae eater's ,then the Bristlenose Pleco would be my choice for 30 gallon tank.