Livebearers- what to expect?
Ok. I have a 55 gallon tank with a lot of hiding places, caves, plants, etc.
I have 4 bloodfin tetras, 3 black skirts, 2 gold barbs, 1 gourami-
And 2 female mollies, 1 female platy (all these were from tanks with males so they may eventually have babies) and 3 female and one male guppy.
How many babies am I looking at over the course of a year or so? I am trying to calculate how many fish I should add at this point while still leaving room for possible fry.
I don't intend to actively try to save babies, just let them give birth in the tank and hope some survive. I know some (most?) will most likely get eaten. How many 'litters' from those that don't have a male, and how many will the guppies put out and how often? How many do you think will survive?