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AfricanAquarist 12-07-2010 07:22 AM

Breeding Trap and Net trouble.
 
Hi again,

Here is a picture of my female Sailfin Molly (White) in the floating breeding trap without the inner divider. Should I put the divider in? Will it save the fry? Will she or will she not eat the fry?
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...tank-10033.jpg

This is the Floating Guppy Tank with the inner divide sitting on the top.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...-top-10036.jpg

A clearer picture without the inner divide on top.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...tank-10034.jpg

This is the Net Breeder.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...eder-10035.jpg

Please help me make the right decision as I want the fry to be safe and the mother to not be stressed.

Thank you,
AfricanAquarist

1077 12-07-2010 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AfricanAquarist (Post 528891)
Hi again,

Here is a picture of my female Sailfin Molly (White) in the floating breeding trap without the inner divider. Should I put the divider in? Will it save the fry? Will she or will she not eat the fry?
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...tank-10033.jpg

This is the Floating Guppy Tank with the inner divide sitting on the top.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...-top-10036.jpg

A clearer picture without the inner divide on top.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...tank-10034.jpg

This is the Net Breeder.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...eder-10035.jpg

Please help me make the right decision as I want the fry to be safe and the mother to not be stressed.

Thank you,
AfricanAquarist

Placing pregnant female in breeder net or box often stresses the fish and they give birth prematurely or,,abort the birth.
As I attempted to explain in your other post regarding the molly, it is best to place floating plants in the tank and then after the fish has given birth,catch the fry and place them in breeder net or box .
Fry will be rather easy to catch if floating plants are available for they are instinctively drawn towards the surface to feed and hide.
Usually you can take a clean cup and by placing it just below the surface,the fry are drawn in with the water or you can net them.
Yes the adults will eat the fry for they have no maternal instincts, but after three or four weeks,the fry should be large enough not to be viewed as food by the adults and they can then be let loose with the adults.

AfricanAquarist 12-07-2010 07:56 AM

Thanks 1077,

My female seems quite chilled in the box though so should I let her out or should I leave her in to avoid more stress?

AfricanAquarist

1077 12-07-2010 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AfricanAquarist (Post 528903)
Thanks 1077,

My female seems quite chilled in the box though so should I let her out or should I leave her in to avoid more stress?

AfricanAquarist


If the female is being hounded by numerous males, then perhaps leaving her in the box,net,would be prudent.Otherwise,, turning her loose would be my choice.Ideally,,you will have four or five females (if tank size allows) for each one male.
In this way no one female is pestered to death ,and male(s) have numerous females to mate with.


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