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Old 09-06-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
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How to encourage birth?

Now, I don't mean premature, but just to make it more comfortable for them. I have a Molly and Platy due any day now. I am leaving them in the tank and will just pull out the fry when I see them.
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along with Hara's note, there are some artificial methods of inducing a spawn; especially true in cichlids and that usually amounts to nothing more than a partial water change and a slight adjustment in temperatures.

With livebearer's you usually don't have to do a thing.
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Yeah, I know. Just wanted to do what I could. I've read that water changes simulate a rainfall in the wild and that encourages mating. I didn't know if there was anything like that that made them feel safer or something?
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Don't quote me on this but I believe livebearer's will spawn no matter what the environmental conditions are so long as they are healthy enough to do so.
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The spawning isn't the problem, it's the giving birth that I was curious about helping out. And after all this they will probably drop tonight.
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