Too many baby fish

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I have a bunch of "Neon Swordtails" and "Ghost Shrimp" who had spawn. I want to keep the nitrates low in my aquarium and the best way (I think) is to give the juveniles away. I put up a flyer at Petsmart but that's it. Is there any other way to let people know I'm giving pet fish away? Pet store can't take them. I have a 20 gallon tank with Neon swordtails around 30 (counting the babies), ghost shrimp around 30 (counting the babies), 2 platy, 2 black mollies, 1 gold ram cichlid and 1 threadfin. All are healthy and ph is perfect. Nitrates I keep down with microbe-lift and changing a few gallons each Saturday. Also, I'm worry about the juvenile swordtails getting big and becoming territorial. Any ideas on what I should do?
 

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HI welcome to FishLore!!

Have you tried Craig's List?

Sounds like it's time to separate the males from the females.

Good luck!
 

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Buy a female Betta; she WILL take care of the problem!
 
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Thanks give Craigslist a try and thanks for the welcome!
 
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Jim, I think the betta wouldn't last long in my tank between swordtails and cichlid. If any fish dies in my tank, the ghost shrimp usually take care of them before I realize they're gone.
 
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Teishokue, I tried but the Petsmart won't take them. There's local pet store in the next town which I haven't tried yet but I'll have to call them first since the next town is 45-55 minutes away!
 

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