What a week it has been, my hands are positively wrecked from scrubbing, sterilising and water changes. So far QT tank 1, fish all still good since my first day loss of two (poss. stress?), but ammonia levels rose 36 hours ago and have stayed at around 0.5 yesterday and this morning in spite of 25% water changes twice yesterday. I have done one this morning also but yet to test to see if it helped. My fish are not showing any signs of poisoning such as red gills or gasping at top. I am still wondering if my ACE tablets are giving me this false reading having maybe converted it into some kind of safe ammonia? Fish do look hungry though...someone advised to stop feeding them to prevent toxic build up. This is a bare tank and I vacuum every day to remove uneaten food, should I still not feed for a few days? QT tank 2 - My pregnant no longer guppy girls. Yes they both gave birth last night to yellow eggs with eyes... I assumed these were an abortion through their immense journey to Petbarn on Thursday and then home with me. Their water tested safe and still does. Then I spotted one little fry in their tank, I do not know if he burst from his egg or was born live but I knew I had to get him out of there as Mums were gobbling down lots of the eggs. I scooped him/her out and got h/h into the breeding tank that was hanging on the side sharing the same water as main. Then I went to bed. This morning I came out and couldn't find h/h in breeder and then I spotted him in main tank with the girls! So I realised the outlet was too big and had let him through. So I fished him out again and put him back into breeder, but not until I had cut up a pair of new tights and stretched it over one of the breeder dividers to let water through but not fry Then I was checking my girls and there was another little fry!! One of the 'dead' eggs had hatched! I scooped him/her out too and both are together in the breeder. I am leaving the eggs for now as only a couple have gone totally white - the others are still yellow with eyes. Has anyone else had a livebearer drop eggs that later hatched? My babies need to be fed and I gave them a little fancy guppy micrograin type food that is supposed to be ok for newborns and juveniles but have not noticed them eating it. Anyone else know what I should feed - I am in Australia with only petbarn available, so not sure if they do the shrimp thing? Also Alpha (no. 1 fry) has a greyish coloured body but Omega (no 2) looks like a very light silvery coloured body. I know their colours do not develop yet but do fry come in colours that might indicate whether they are dark/light types? Any input would be great. Photos later.