I have a triangle, five gallon tank with a divider. You can kind of see it in my signature. Well, I had Max on one side and Maxine on the other, because I just wanted them both to have room to swim, and I was eventually planning on breeding them.
Well, my parents are divoriced, and I have to go across the state almost every weekend. While I was away, somehow, Maxine got into Max's side of the tank. Maybe the water was too high...? So I got back tonight and I was making sure that all the fish were okay... and Maxine is on the bottom of Max's tank with her fins ripped apart
. I freaked out. I opened up the lid, and there's a whole freaking bubblenest full of eggs.
I've done some research, but I was going to wait until I could get a 10 gallon tank and a heater and all that stuff. I didn't even have a floater thing for the bubblenest, but Max made it anyways! I VERY CAREFULLY
got Maxine out without harming the nest and put her in a bowl.
I wasn't prepared for that, and I hadn't completely read up on every little detail like I usually do with important things like that. So... HELP! They're in a 5 gallon triangle tank with two plants and no divider (I took it out when I was getting poor Maxine out) and a lid. I keep the lid on, because when I take it off the bubbles pop a little bit.
Any advice? I'm not moving anything or messing with anything, but what can I do to help these little lives grow? When should I get Max out? When should the babies come out? Thank goodness I did so much research already, but I still want to know everything I can.