And the guppy fry did the last thing I expected (and wanted): fell through the breeder into the my 10g. Can't catch it, thing is insanely fast. I took my female betta out, thank goodness the cories won't bother it. Momma guppy is still in the breeder, this time I took the bottom out so any more fry can fall through. But now I have to keep my filter off till I can get back to the pet store for a sponge (a day or two). I'll drop some more Hikari First Bites in there but there's also all sorts of dissolved foods on the bottom that the cories eat, hopefully it will be okay and won't starve. It's just eyeballs and a tail.
I bet they'll be fine :) I used to have swordtails in a tetra community aquarium and they did fine, but then I was in 3rd grade, I feel pretty bad now the poor things must of been terrified and I gave them no special care at all :( I just didn't know any better....
I'm going to grow a few and then any more I happen to end up with will uhm . . . be food? I wasn't expecting this guppy to give birth so dang soon after I got her. I see the fry every now and then but it shoots off every time I try to catch it. Wanda's kinda mad at being kicked out of her 10g but she'll get over it. I put her in the sorority so she'd be warm but she took her wrath out on everyone so now she's in an unheated 2.5g. Fortunately it's pretty warm in my room so the lowest she'll dip to is 76*, if that.
Lol! You just put Wanda in there (the sorority)? Just like that? XD
The other girls must hate you too!
You think that's soon for the guppy to give birth? One of my mollies gave birth in the bag! I was freaking out heheh! The other mollies were trying to eat the babies and the momma was busy giving birth and the only thing I could think of doing was dumping the entire contents into thetank asap and hoping for the best XD
Yup, I just put Wanda in like that. They're all pretty comfortable with each other so I cupped her and dumped her in at the back of the tank while the others were at the front begging. I've done it before and they do fine, just swim off in different directions, but this time she was mad she got evicted so she bit Goldi and when you bite Goldi she chases you to the ends of the earth . . . or tank. *shrugs* I know, you guys are probably like, "What is she thinking just dumping her in like that?" But they're used to each other coming and going like that because I sometimes have to cup one or two (not at the same time) to feed them if Winnie is being a piggie girl. Normally when I put one back in after a feeding, they swim over and check her to make sure she didn't get something better to eat than they did, then escort her back into the group. Like I said, Wanda was mad. -_-
Oh wow, I can't believe your mollies, that's too funny in a freaked out way. I'd be so panicking.
Honesty I have no idea what I would do with guppy baby's since I don't really like them, I might feed them to my cichlids, but then they might be too fast and swim around the tank for a week being tortured/tormented and in constant fear, I once gave Malina a little minnow and it was a little bigger then the rest, but I knew she could eat it, but instead she just kept biting it when she got the chance and in a day it had little pin wholes all around the base of it's tail that bleed :( I couldn't stand it so I took the poor thing out and put it out of it's misery with a very sharp cooking knife *cry* no more live fish for Malina :(
Maybe it was from the stress of being netted, some other types of fish do this(like stingrays).
Are molly's interesting fish? I'm going to be moving my dragon Goby into my 48g aquarium after I upgrade my cichlids, and molly's are also Brackish fish. But I've also heard they have no personality.... I might go for something more exotic.
See that little blob in the middle, up near the rock base of the fake plant? That's the fry in my 10g, just saw it. Fortunately my cories don't seem to care about it and I imagine if they get too close, it'll shoot up into the plants like it does when I try to turkey baste it out of there.
And Fighter, actually, sometimes I wonder, "What the heck am I doing just dumping them in here like this? I imagine I would have different results if it was Goldi I took out and put back in but as long as she stays and the others come and go, she's fine with it.