When do I put her in the breeders box?

  1. Molly105

    Molly105 Valued Member Member

    My Molly is pregnant and how do I know she's about to drop fry? Also how can I catch her to put in the box that isn't to stressful?
  2. Quibbles

    Quibbles Valued Member Member

    Hello again, I just answered your other question. You should get her into the breeding box very gently, if she is stressed, she will re-absorb her fry. I would coax her in with a food bit of some sort, nets are very stressful.
  3. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Do you need to put her in the breeder box? It is very stressful for the mother and can potentially cause harm to her or her babies. It's far better to either have plenty of plants for the babies to hide in or to provide a 10 gallon tank for her to birth in and then remove her immediately afterward.