02-21-2012, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Kithuna
Christmas morning I was surprised to find 14 baby fish when I went to transfer all my fish to a 10 gal tank. All fish have survived, however no one around is wanting a pet fish so I moved them to the 10 gal with my other adult fish this afternoon. All are well and the adult fish don't mind them. They have plenty of cover and seem happy. I already change the water every weekend, have a good filter which I change when I change the water. I know the tank is crowed but I have not got the room for the proper tank size. I care for them and hope my decision to keep them instead of taking them to the pet shop is OK.
Much would depend on the type of fishes you have.
Live bearer's like guppies,mollies,platy's, for example,, are capable of re-producing every four to five weeks, and in this case,,the crowded condition's will only get more crowded.
Is also possible that inbreeding among sibling's can take place and this could lead to overall weaker strains of fish over a few generation's.(poor genetic's)
Your maint routine sounds good but perhaps local fish store would be willing to trade you some store credit for some of the fry after they are a few weeks old.