View Full Version : Omg....omg....omg New Fry

09-14-2007, 02:37 AM
Ok so like 10 minutes ago i went to feed my fish and i noticed that my swordtail has gone into labour!!!!!!!!:c10: So i am really excited right now. So far there is one baby and lots more to come. So i divided a little part of the tank off for her to have her babies and then i will move her out of there until the babies hatch!!!!!!!!

09-14-2007, 02:48 AM
lol, congrats. first snails and now this!

09-14-2007, 02:51 AM
Your tank is just full of new life today, huh? Do you plan on keeping the fry?

09-14-2007, 02:58 AM
yes i plan on keeping the fry!!!!!!!!!!!:c5: I have homes for them to go to...and i have been waiting for this moment for like 2 weeks now :D!!!! I am so glad that i noticed them or else all of my other fish would have ate them all up!!!!

09-14-2007, 03:01 AM
ok well i have a question....Would it be okay to turn my filter off for only tonight?? because i don't have a sponge filter and i could get one tomorrow.
So would that be alright for only about 24 hours??max.

09-14-2007, 03:10 AM
i would say no. from the list you posted from the snail thread they would die from oxygen starvation. also, some of your good bacteria would die

09-14-2007, 03:13 AM
ok then it should be fine to be left on then. (hope not too many get sucked up) well also how long will the period take for her to have all of her fry???

09-14-2007, 03:15 AM
dunno about the time period, but if you can stick some pantyhose or sponge over the filter intake. however, you may be fine anyways. my work has a slightly planted 15g with aquaclear mini, 3 female platy's, and 2 guppy's and the platies had fry and they werent sucked into the intake

09-14-2007, 03:18 AM
ok thats good. Well i have the intake on low so that it will still filter the tank but a little less suction so that they are atleast a little safer.

09-14-2007, 03:26 AM
ok well i am going to bed now (FOR SURE THIS TIME) lol...and hopefully there will be some new residents in my tank by tomorrow. :D:c10:

09-14-2007, 03:27 AM
yup just do the pantyhose thing. New ones of course, with a rubber band put a piece over the intake and ur good to go.
Congrats on the babies :) I'm anxiously awaiting more platy babies too :)

09-14-2007, 08:29 AM
congratulations on the babies!!! good luck with them.:ezpi_wink1:

09-14-2007, 12:28 PM
congrats! thats exciteing, i hope everything goes well!

09-14-2007, 01:07 PM
congrats!! photos photos photos

09-14-2007, 07:51 PM
ok...i will get some pics VERY SOON!!!!! lol :D
Ok so well i could only get 2 of the babies to safty before the mama ate them. Sadly all of the other got eaten. But soon my others should give birth too (my other swordtails).