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Found some frys, don't know what to do!
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PostPosted: 2012.03.06(Tue)14:07    Post subject: Found some frys, don't know what to do! Reply with quote

Hi, in my tank I currently have 2 Guppies (m) and 4 mollies (f) and yesterday I found some frys when I was cleaning the gravel and accidentally hit a plant. I assumed the larger fish had ate it as I couldnt see it for ages after. I cleaned the filter out today and found 4 more, and 1 was alive so I retrieved it from the bucket which I clean the filter in and propped the net up so its secure and no fish can get in but is in the water (about 5cm in water). (don't have a breeders box - only have tank about a month, also wasnt really expecting fry this early or the fact that my fish breeds are of the same sex). Since I've seen a few darting about.

What should I do?

- do I release the fry into the tank and hope for the best
- keep it in my wee prop thing until it gets a bit bigger and try to get a breeders box

- how long is a fish's pregnancy? I take one of the fish got preggers (pregnant) while in the fish shop?

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PostPosted: 2012.03.06(Tue)14:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just leave them in the tank to take their chances as you don't have room to rear them. You could @$$ some thick groups of bushy plants to give the fry more escape places but they will not thrive in a net or breeding box.

Female livebearers can store sperm for months/multiple batches of fry. Gestation can be 18 - 28 days depending on species & temperature.
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