05-03-2010, 08:00 PM
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No, the mom that just had babies had 61 total, 58 of which were alive. I wonder if the other 3 got squished in there or something? lol They just came out not moving.
I've moved all the babies into the fry tank with all the other babies, and everyone seems to be doing pretty good. It seems that there are a couple deaths each day... today I only found 1, yesterday, none, but the day before that I found 2.
My maternity ward is a small 5 gallon tank. It has a heater and a small in tank filter... but I do water changes everyday to be sure that expecting moms have the best water conditions. The tank is pretty much bare. But I do put in 2 plastic "turf" squares. They are about 8x8 and probably 2 1/2 inches tall of greenery for the babies to fall through and hide in. I weigh that down with those flower arrangement rock/glass decoration. And I don't move the mom in until she is just a few days away from delivery.
I have 3 males and 9 females. =) Only 4 of the females seem to have babies. Either way... the fry tank is LOADED... so I won't be separating mothers out to drop their fry until these ones are grown and gone and I have an empty fry tank to start with again! =) It's fun!