Am I Weird? Haha

ASHLEY R COOK

I like watching my fish hunt.
My tank is a livebearer tank but I don't want to keep the fry. My molly chief dropped more fry last night and I've been watching my fish hunt them this morning. It's like watching nat geo in my own home. Lol! It's a good food and fun enrichment for the fish too.
My gourami is getting really good at finding the ones hiding in the gravel with his feelers and flushes them out. Then the hunt is on. 11 fish after 1 fry. The only one that seems like they can't eat them is my male guppy. His mouth is tiny and molly fry are big but maybe it's just because he's not a good hunter yet.
The mollies seem to be the best hunters but they always seem like the smartest over all.
Of course the cories couldn't care less. The fry are smart too. They learn they don't have to hide around the cories and will feed with them but any other fish and they scat.
 

mossman

A little cruel, but that's nature!
 

smee82

Not weird I do the same thing. My favoirite to watch was my dario dario.
 

CanadianFishFan

Not much different to the wild or feeding live brine shrimp. If there is no blood or messy parts I'm fine with watching. I watch my geckos eat worms and crickets. It gets really scary when my crestie licks his food bowl with gecko food.
 

ASHLEY R COOK

A little cruel, but that's nature!
Yeah. I do think the fry are so cute and wish I could let them grow out but I'd be over stocked after the first group! Lol
Also, I always liked watching animal documentaries growing up and watching a lion eat a baby elephant is way more traumatizing! At least these guys are gone in one gulp.
 

Lacey D

I've been enjoying watching my solitary betta girl wander my endler setup, but 1)she's overeating, and 2)there are fry surviving her and not showing much fear. I've seen her go for one of the fry, but haven't seen her actually eating any yet... my suspicion is that either she's not that great at it, or she's eating baby snails instead I have to admit, I am rooting for the two survivors, but as a biologist I am a big fan of nature. I GOT wild-type guppies to do genetic experiments in the first place, and have already had several batches of fry with at least one fry having a birth defect--in nature they would have been goners, but in my setups (pre betta) they survived to adulthood. I can't let the culls breed, and I don't have the room for more, so...the betta was the solution to picking them off from now on. I actually need a sorority before I move the rest of the girls in when I consolidate my tanks for the winter. Otherwise my one betta girl is going to explode >_<
 

ASHLEY R COOK

I've been enjoying watching my solitary betta girl wander my endler setup, but 1)she's overeating, and 2)there are fry surviving her and not showing much fear. I've seen her go for one of the fry, but haven't seen her actually eating any yet... my suspicion is that either she's not that great at it, or she's eating baby snails instead I have to admit, I am rooting for the two survivors, but as a biologist I am a big fan of nature. I GOT wild-type guppies to do genetic experiments in the first place, and have already had several batches of fry with at least one fry having a birth defect--in nature they would have been goners, but in my setups (pre betta) they survived to adulthood. I can't let the culls breed, and I don't have the room for more, so...the betta was the solution to picking them off from now on. I actually need a sorority before I move the rest of the girls in when I consolidate my tanks for the winter. Otherwise my one betta girl is going to explode >_<
Right I have 11 fish that like to eat fry so I works out.
 

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