Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-04-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Gordo124's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 189
I think im going to have to use my 1 gallon tank...

I have a pregnant platy and the only extra tank that i have is a one gallon that i used to have my betta in... So when i see my platy really fat , i will put her in the 1 gallon tank for a while... Is that alright?
Will the platy be alright in the 1 gallon til she gives birth? Then i move her back...

The tank has a filter and an airstone... I think i can get a heater too...
__________________

__________________
Gordo124 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 212
Ya thats fine because when they are giving birth they stay still
__________________

__________________
jrskater1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #3
come get me tang police!
 
jetajockey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a swamp near you /Pensacola, FL
Posts: 12,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordo124 View Post
I have a pregnant platy and the only extra tank that i have is a one gallon that i used to have my betta in... So when i see my platy really fat , i will put her in the 1 gallon tank for a while... Is that alright?
Will the platy be alright in the 1 gallon til she gives birth? Then i move her back...

The tank has a filter and an airstone... I think i can get a heater too...
Yes a 1g is plenty for a birthing tank, just be sure to change some of the water out every day/every other day to help avoid a toxin issue.
__________________
Dont Forget to Join my FREE weekly Plant Giveaway.
Click Here!
jetajockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Gordo124's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 189
Quote:
Originally Posted by jetajockey

Yes a 1g is plenty for a birthing tank, just be sure to change some of the water out every day/every other day to help avoid a toxin issue.
What toxic issues?
__________________
Gordo124 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 07:25 PM   #5
come get me tang police!
 
jetajockey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a swamp near you /Pensacola, FL
Posts: 12,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordo124 View Post
What toxic issue??
Nitrogenous waste excreted by fish respiration and defecation. Fish create ammonia which is toxic to them. In a cycled tank, this ammonia is converted into nitrite (which is also toxic) and then into nitrate (minimally toxic). This process is done by bacteria, but the bacteria take some time to colonize and become effective at converting the waste. So in really small newly setup or newly added to tanks it's a good idea to at least test regularly. I recommend doing water changes frequently since the fish isn't going to be in there long anyhow and it just makes sure that the water is in tip top shape.
__________________
Dont Forget to Join my FREE weekly Plant Giveaway.
Click Here!
jetajockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 04:07 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Bkmrsteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 190
I did this in a one gallon for a week, tell I got sick of changing the water every day and released them back in the big tank. I may have over fed, bc after that week the water was looking nasty
__________________
Bkmrsteel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 07:48 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Gordo124's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 189
If i get a 2.5 gallon tank will i lose sight of the babies?
__________________

__________________
Gordo124 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×