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Old 07-01-2013, 03:36 AM   #11
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Just read the above comment. I'm worried that, due to working alot I may be too late to catch the babies. I've got a gold barb, 2 angels, 3 other platys and a twig catfish in the tank x
Okay. Set her up in a cycled tank asap so she can get used to it or, move the other fish to a holding tank for now
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Or alternatively, let nature take its course. Do you have some plants (fake or real)? Bunch them together in a corner for cover and let her birth where she is. You'll be surprised how many survive. Each batch I have there are between 10-20 babies who survive and grow and eventually your tank will be full of babies of different sizes!
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:20 AM   #13
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Breeder tank ordered! What food/supplements will the fry need? I've got tropical fish flakes, algae wafers and algae pellets at tho mo x
For the food, I use Hikari First Bites. It's a fry food that is basically powder. If you can't get any, you can crush your current flakes to a fine powder. I agree, let her have them in the tank, with java moss and pack some fake plants together in a corner and many will survive. Catch them and put them in a breeder net or trap and you will be able to feed them.....
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:49 PM   #14
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I've got fake and real in the tank. Am slowly replacing the fake ones with real ones just struggle to get a nice mix of plants locally. I'm going over to an exotic pets place where I have got my reptiles from in the past as they do some aquarium bits and bogwood. I've ordered a breeder tank that goes in the tank so ill keep an eye on her and see how she's getting on. Thanks for the advice everyone x
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Good plan. Best of luck with it/them.....
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #16
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How long would you say she's got left?
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:18 AM   #17
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In the bottom picture, she looks like she's starting to square off. You really need a side on picture to be sure(I know it's hard!!). I would guess around seven days. It's hard to tell with other people's fish. Keep note of the date that she does drop because she will drop again in 4wks almost to the day, give or take. Watch out for the other signs mentioned in previous posts.....
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Some pics of my fatty today! She looks like she is going to explode if she gets any bigger!

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