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nickpenn 08-02-2011 06:11 PM

Fish Breeding Help
 
Ok i have a 10 gal. tank with a Red wag-tail Platy that is pregnant. a Tiger Barb, 2 daniglo's, a botton feeding algae eater and a painted glass tetra, 2 facy guppies that are pregnant. 1 of them you can see the eyes of the babies and its been like that for about 1 1/2 weeks. the other Guppy is really fat. i used to be able to see the eyes but cant anymore. she is really pink in that area now. is she still pregnant. And my red wag-tail Platy has been looking like she has been pregnant for over a month now and i havent been able to notice the eyes of the fry in her and i have heard gestation period is supposed to be 28 days but a month and a half is a little odd right?

how will i know when to move her to a breeding net. i dont want my Tiger Barb or other fish to eat the fry.
what signs do i look for? is there any major sign that i can notice and say oh crap time to put her in the birther. is there anything that will delay them from having them.. should i put 1 or both guppies in the net now and see if that helps them have the fry?

i havent had a aquarium since i was 5. im 21 now and i have never bred fish. but i would like to know how and what to look for. and i dont have a spare tank and cant get one to use for the little fry so they gonna have to stay in the net

monsweet 08-02-2011 06:16 PM

I'm having the same problem! My Molly looks pregnant, put her in a net yesterday but just took her out now because I feel cruel, haven't a clue if she is defo pregnant but don't want others to eat her fry if she is! Take a look at the pictures on my post :-)


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