Anyone know which fish eats fry most often? Guppies, mollies, platies, or swordtails?
My red wag platy gave birth last night in the tank while I was asleep and I've only caught 3 fry so far. (She was only 25 days in I wasn't expecting more fry... I almost put her in a breeder box too.
) I saw a 4th one. But this guppy was chasing it to death. Literally hunting it down.
This guppy of mine, scours the bottom of the tank every time I know there's fry in the tank! It checks between the plants and the gravel for the babies...
I feel like this guppy is evil, lol. The 4th fry it chased several times but it disappeared. Not sure if it got away. :/
But ya, this fish seems determined to find and eat every last fry.
Also I think my male guppy fry is searching around constantly as well. But he's smaller (one of the fry I got from the pet store. He doesn't even have his gonopodium yet even though hes pretty big.) So, I think the fry have a better chance of getting away. Not as worried about him.
Anyways, to the question mostly... Are some fish more inclined to hunt for fry than others? Are guppies more evil than platies and mollies? Think this is just my imagination?
Lemme know what you think/know! :)