Fish Babies!!

kumorisan

Hello fellow aquarists!! o((>ω< ))o

I have a slight problem...

This morning, I found a few babies swimming around (I'm still not entirely sure if they're guppies). I was so shocked that I didn't notice the pregnant fish before! I thought it could've given birth overnight, but I wasn't there to witness it so...

I have a few live plants (hornworts) in my tank (it's not exactly "densely planted"), but I have a lot of adult fish swimming around. I'm afraid the babies became a threat...

What should I do..?!


My 20-gallon tank includes: a blue gourami, 3 Balloon mollies, an orange panda lyretail molly, & a dalmatian lyretail molly
 

Unknown9182

Hello fellow aquarists!! o((>ω< ))o

I have a slight problem...

This morning, I found a few babies swimming around (I'm still not entirely sure if they're guppies). I was so shocked that I didn't notice the pregnant fish before! I thought it could've given birth overnight, but I wasn't there to witness it so...

I have a few live plants (hornworts) in my tank (it's not exactly "densely planted"), but I have a lot of adult fish swimming around. I'm afraid the babies became a threat...

What should I do..?!


My 20-gallon tank includes: a blue gourami, 3 Balloon mollies, an orange panda lyretail molly, & a dalmatian lyretail molly
First, what do you mean by “threat”? Do you mean the fish are a threat to them and if so you should probably get a fish box, like a see through one or one of the ones thats made out of a white netting.
Here is a link https://www.amazon.com/Capetsma-Iso...ild=1&keywords=Fish+box&qid=1607614649&sr=8-3
 
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Unknown9182

I mean that the fish could be eaten... lol. Is there anything I should know about raising the fish?
I know a decent amount as i am currently raising 12 least killifish fry and a baby albino bn pleco.
1. First separate the fry from the other fish or they will all get eaten.
2. Once you separate them, whether its in a different tank or in a fish isolator in your current tank, adds some plants and hiding spots to make them feel comfortable.
3. Get a brine shrimp incubator and start raising some brine shrimp to feed to your fry. If you feed them brine shrimp they will grow fast and will associate you with food quickly (which is very good thing).
4. (this step only if its in a different tank) you would want to do daily water changes to have pure water quality but this step is more tedious and since this is your first i recommend doing a fish isolator in your tank.
5. Once you start getting a hang of things just feed them brine shrimp daily and everything will be good.
 
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veggieshark

You didn't say you have adult guppies, but maybe it is a given. Otherwise, they can only be molly babies. Regardless, would be a good idea to separate them. Mollies can be unpredictable, they may completely ignore them or chase them. But the blue gourami will go after them for sure. Slow, but sneaky and precise. I don't like the "net" versions very much, because big fish are sometimes able to suck the baby through the net hole or pick at them.
I know a decent amount as i am currently raising 12 least killifish fry and a baby albino bn pleco.
1. First separate the fry from the other fish or they will all get eaten.
2. Once you separate them, whether its in a different tank or in a fish isolator in your current tank, adds some plants and hiding spots to make them feel comfortable.
3. Get a brine shrimp incubator and start raising some brine shrimp to feed to your fry. If you feed them brine shrimp they will grow fast and will associate you with food quickly (which is very good thing).
4. (this step only if its in a different tank) you would want to do daily water changes to have pure water quality but this step is more tedious and since this is your first i recommend doing a fish isolator in your tank.
5. Once you start getting a hang of things just feed them brine shrimp daily and everything will be good.

#2 is a good idea, it will also provide microorganisms. But make sure the surface doesn't become stagnant in the separator.
#3 and #4 would probably be advanced for you if this is your first. If they are mollies, I would go easy on a protein-only diet, they need variety (though still need a lot of protein as they develop).
 
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Unknown9182

I mean that the fish could be eaten... lol. Is there anything I should know about raising the fish?
If you cant do brine shrimp get hikari first bites. It’s basically fish flakes grinder up to a powdered form, small enough for fry to eat.
 
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