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tinymitymo 02-06-2007 02:00 PM

We have a baby!
Our fish experience started last September when my son brought home a school project consisting of two mosquito fish in a 2 liter bottle ecosystem. After two months sitting in the kitchen window they moved to a 2.5 g Eclipse and we got a 28 gallon for Christmas. It's all set up and cycled now and those two little mosquito fish are still with us. For quite a while we were calling one Miss Piggy and the other Kermit because she was huge and fat and he stayed small. The other day we noticed that Miss Piggy was all of a sudden skinny again. We were sad thinking that all of the babies had probably been eaten by the other fish in the tank. But no, it looks like one has survived and is hiding in my floating hornwart in the very top corner of the tank. It's just 4 or 5 mm long right now. I hope it survives. We got some first food powdery stuff and I put it in right next to him (right after feeding everyone else at the other end of the tank) and he eats it. How often will he need to be fed as we are feeding everyone else once every 1-2 days?

Melissa 02-06-2007 02:05 PM

well you might want to move it to its own tank till it gets bigger. If it stays in there with other fish it will surely not make it.

tinymitymo 02-06-2007 02:13 PM

the only other tanks we have are the 2.5 g and a 1.5 g each of which has a betta in it. I'm sure it would end up as sushi then.

Melissa 02-06-2007 03:23 PM

oh ok...yeah, it might have a better chance in with the plant.

Rue 02-06-2007 05:48 PM

You could hang a breeding net in your tank too...and get some fry food...

But 3 baby mollies have survived in our tank...with other fish long as they have some place to hide, and as long as they don't sucked into the filter or the vacuum...they stand a chance...

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