just spotted a baby!!! - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Livebearers » just spotted a baby!!!

just spotted a baby!!!

This is a discussion on just spotted a baby!!! within the Livebearers forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I think I will skip the breeder box especially since she has already had some and they are still in the tank. I have ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Swordtail
Swordtail
Sailfin Molly
Sailfin Molly
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
just spotted a baby!!!
Old 08-26-2009, 10:59 AM   #11
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
I think I will skip the breeder box especially since she has already had some and they are still in the tank. I have plastic plants but the fry have been using them to hide in anyway. I am just not sure if they are eating or not.

I usually do a partial water change on fri or sat, should I do anything different now that fry are in the tank? Thanks again, I really appreciate the info that you have shared with me.
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 11:39 AM   #12
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
One more question regarding the filter, I did not cover them, I only turned them down. Is this ok, or do I need to cover them with the nylon.

Thanks much
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 12:09 PM   #13
 
Fishin Pole's Avatar
 
with fry in the tank i would try to put a piece of pantyhose over the intake, or if you can find a piece of sponge for over the end of it, that will stop the fry from getting sucked into the filter........if your gonna do a dedicated fry tank, i suggest you go with a sponge filter.....The fry will pick food from the sponge and their is no way for them to get sucked into the filter.......They are more fry friendly than other filter setups.....With fry in your tank, i would start to do 2 water changes a week (If not more), the fry will grow quicker and they are now (minimal) contributing to your bio-load
Fishin Pole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 12:21 PM   #14
 
aquariangel's Avatar
 
Not a problem.....I have no shipments today so this is giving me something productive to do. Sure not productive for work but for personal accomplishment.

Anyway, the fry don't really know how to "look" for food, crush flake food fine and it should sink so they can 'find' it. They have tiny mouths but enormous appetites, can feed 4-8 times a day. Oh yeah, another good food source is egg - specifically the yolk. It can easily be made into a paste that is simple and inexpensive. It is a great source of protein that is eagerly consumed by fry and adults alike. Simply take a hard-boiled egg and remove the yolk. Place it in a small, re-sealable container and add a few drops of water while mashing it with your finger or a spoon. When made into a paste you can feed TINY amounts to your fry. It creates a cloud of protein for them which they will devour. If you feed too much, however, you will foul your guppies' tank. You can feed them yolk twice a day. Adults will enjoy some egg too, but use less water to create chunks for them to eat.

As for the filter yeah, you could use nylon, a piece of pantyhose, or sponge around the intake. Attach it with a rubber band or piece of fishing line. That will allow the flow to remain the same but the fry won't get sucked up.

Water change, just make sure you don't suck up the fry! LOL....same theory if you use a siphon to remove water, attach pantyhose (or some very fine meshed material) around the intake before you begin the siphon so they don't get sucked up. If you don't use a siphon well, just be careful removing the water.

Oh, and to correct my earlier post, we DO still have the divider in. He simply pulled it out and moved the other females onto the males side to keep separate what we're pretty certain is a preggers female.

Here's a pic.....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Albino Blues-A.JPG (65.6 KB, 34 views)

Last edited by aquariangel; 08-26-2009 at 12:30 PM..
aquariangel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 12:43 PM   #15
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
I will put sponge over the filter. I crushed the food to a fine consistency, hopefully they got some.

Last edited by redlessi; 08-26-2009 at 12:46 PM..
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 05:52 PM   #16
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
When I got home from work the mom was struggling and soon after died. She still looked pregnant. I think I saw about 5-6 fry. They are so fast I am not sure if I am counting the same ones twice. I did the partial water change after I removed the mom from the tank. I tried to catch some of the fry with no luck, they are tooooo fast.

Hope some of them survive in the tank!!.
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 07:15 AM   #17
 
aquariangel's Avatar
 
Oh that stinks.....sorry to hear that. Birthing is really stressful on them maybe she wasn't strong enough. Yeah the fry are lightening fast aren't they? Are they solo in that tank now? Or are there other fish? If alone they at least have a chance.....Hope they hang in there for you.
aquariangel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 08:02 AM   #18
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
They are not solo there are 4 danios, 5 cories, 1 snail, 5 ghost shrimp and 4 guppies, its a 35 gallon tank with plenty of plants (fake) for them to hide in. I did a head count this morning and they are all still there. Hopefully some wil make it!!!
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 09:01 AM   #19
 
aquariangel's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by redlessi View Post
They are not solo there are 4 danios, 5 cories, 1 snail, 5 ghost shrimp and 4 guppies, its a 35 gallon tank with plenty of plants (fake) for them to hide in. I did a head count this morning and they are all still there. Hopefully some wil make it!!!
Ah, well at least they have some sort of shelter. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

I just realized a little bit ago that neither of us dropped food into the red sword tank before we left for work this morning. But we're pretty sure there's enough detrimis left from last nights feeding to keep them full until I go home for lunch. I'll be doing a head count too, see if she birthed any more.
aquariangel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 10:02 AM   #20
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
How old does the fry have to reach to no longer be considered a snack?
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
baby guppy... HAVING BABY GUPPIES??!!??! orangeclumsy2 Livebearers 5 11-04-2010 12:47 PM
Spotted Cichlid ID Help! andrewr2488 Cichlids 6 01-12-2010 10:25 PM
Spotted Guppy CAPSLOCK Tropical Fish Diseases 2 09-08-2009 10:39 PM
Spotted saltwater eel 1cutsalot Saltwater Fish Diseases 2 01-20-2008 09:42 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 PM.