Help My swordtail just had babies

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Help what should I do to save them there in the main tank with 3 other swordtails?!?
 
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plz help my male is eating all them
 

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Have you got a small tub you could float in the tank? Or even a net would do for a short time.
 
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my male is eating evertything I'm trying to get him with my net
 
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How should I feed the babies without the other fish eating them?
 

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They're very good at hiding in plants or under things, crush the food finely for them & they'll get it.
You should get some survivors but it's nature's way that the adults will eat most of them
 
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Ok thanks I was so scared That none would live only 1 I see but hopefully theirs lots more hiding
 
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would turning off the lights help?
 
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I have a newly setup 2.5 gallon I just set up but I did use the gravel from the old tank should I put some babies in there?
 

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Yes you can do, do you have a heater for it & a spare filter?
 

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That's a little too warm, I'd turn it down a degree or so.
If you've no filter then do small daily water changes, use the water from the main tank so they don't get shocked by any difference in parameters
 
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Should I turn off the lights?
 
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Could I move my 2 adult swordtails to the 2.5?
 

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Ok, they should be ok for a few weeks until they're big enough to go back with the adults.
Yes, turn off the lights for a while to give any babies a chance to get away & hide, no don't move the adults they're too big for the smaller tank
 
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so I should catch the babies and put them in the 2.5?
 
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the 2.5 isn't cycled is that ok since I put the old gravel in there?
 
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oh and thank u so much for ur help !!!!!!
 

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