So, yesterday one of my females gave birth to a couple fry. (Only saw and was able to save one.) Now entirely sure which it was since they all still look fairly pregnant. So I'm still expecting a few more here in a couple of days.
About 3 weeks ago I was also able to save one from one small drop. He's now a decent size. He's colored up an I can see hi genopodium so I know it's a boy. (Unless somehow it's a female and she just likes to keep her anal fin clamped to her body but its unlikely) he looks exactly like his momma. Not really sure if its just a coincidence or if I should expect this (the dad is a lyretail guppy)
I'm actually pretty happy about this. But it was a bit of an inconvenience. So I eventually caught the fry (it decided to hide in the gravel...) an popped him into my breeder net that I have the 3-4 week old in.
However, apparently the 3-4 week old is just big enough that he kept trying to eat the baby. So, I decide he should be big enough to go in with the adults (he's only a little smaller than my smallest male, and doesn't look quite small enough to go in the adults mouth.)
Now, he was only in there for about a minute, and all the adults (especially his mom) started to try and eat him. So, I took him out, placed him in an empty betta store container so I can figure out what to do with him. I just gave my 2.5 gallon to my Betta, Raphael, so I couldn't put him there. Luckily, I happened to have a breeding trap that I don't use because the newborn fry kept slipping out the sides.
Just thought I'd update all of you on my continue fry adventures. :) would post pictures if the 3-4 week old but he won't sit still long enough. :P Posted via Mobile Device