Fry's stuck! Help

  1. m

    mosaicguppy Well Known Member Member

    I noticed one of my young female endlers was getting chased around by the males too much so I decided to give her a rest and moved her to the 10 gallon fry tank. Well, she gave birth to a tiny fry today! I don't see any more but the problem is there's a fry stuck. I can see the tail sticking out and I don't know how long it's been stuck but it looks dead which it probably is. How can I help her? She seems like she's in a lot of pain and has been swimming around with the fry stuck for quite some time now. :(
  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    I think I would have to let Mother Nature take her course on this one.

    Best wishes for your fish.

  3. LyndaB

    LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member

    I wouldn't interfere. You might damage her internally if you yank the fry out.
  4. C

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    I'd fast her for a couple days and see how she does. Sorry about your female :(
  5. OP

    mosaicguppy Well Known Member Member

    She's not looking good, I don't think she'll make it. :(
  6. i

    ilikeendlers New Member Member

    Babies will get stuck from time to time.
    What I've tried to help the process was not to cause stress to the mother.
    (Meaning, I try to stay away from looking too close or maybe a couple drops of Seachem Prime)
    Who knows what damages will take place when a mother giving birth is under stress.
  7. OP

    mosaicguppy Well Known Member Member

    She didn't make it, I guess that's what happens when you have young females giving birth, the fry get stuck more easily. :(
  8. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

    I am sorry for your loss.
  9. LyndaB

    LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member