|SeaHorse ||12-08-2011 07:28 PM |
She will likely get bigger first. She will almost look square in the front. And will have a dark spot or gravid spot at the back of her tummy, said to be the babies eyes showing thru as she gets really close. I think the whole process takes at least 35 days between batches. If she has one batch she will have another. each batch you will learn something from. A seperate tank is better than the breeder net I agree. Or make a divider in your tank with a piece of plastic craft grid. I made one for my 75 gal using 2 big sheets, sewn together with fishing line and supported down the sides with those sliding 1/2 inch report cover bindings. there is a "how to" posting somewhere in TFK. Put mom on the small side and after the babies are born, usually early morning and you'll find them at the surface, take Mom out and put her back into the bigger side of the tank. 15 gallon is big enough to spit off 5 gallons and then make it smaller after you move mom out. Say down to 3 gallons, carefull not to let any little ones out. Good luck.