The last 3 weeks I've cleaned my tank there are what I suspect platty babies in the bucket of water I pulled out of the tank. These babies are as big as an eyelash and I have to look in the bucket very close to see them. I have been taking a small glass and scooping them out, and putting them into a small tank I set up for them.
Problem is I'm spending hours trying to get the babies out of the bucket, some I've just had to toss, I couldn't get them out. I tried a net, but the fish are so small they go right through the holes in the net.
I probably should have noticed my platty was pregnant, as the male fish has been chasing her all over the place (poor thing).
Any help would be appreciated.