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  1. Default I have no idea how I got baby fish


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    Hello everyone. To my complete shock and bewilderment, I was rearranging my 20 G long FW tank tonight and out of the driftwood I find two, what look like wagtail platies. What makes this more stunning is that in a tankful of male guppies, a male wagtail platy, a male Mollie, a female silver lyretail Mollie (which never looked
    pregnant to me or showed any kind of gravid spot), I get two orange quarter of an inch long babies that look like wagtail platys. How do I care for this pair and what do I feed them ? I already have them protected, by putting them in a plastic container about twice the size of the container you buy bettas in at the LFS. Please help. thanks.
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    How you got them.. well... when a mommy fish and a daddy fish love eachother very much the daddy fish gives a mommy fish enough love for three or four litters.

    Feeding of livebearer babies is simple enough, some flake crushed to dust between your fingers does the trick.

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    If you didn't find them until they were 1/4 of an inch then it seems to me they are doing fine on their own and you don't really need to worry about them. The tank is going to be much healthier for them than a cup of water, even if it is bigger than a betta cup. Just be careful if you choose to put them back in the tank, make sure they make it back to their hidey holes before they get eaten.
    If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?


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    Thanks talldutchie. Regarding your first paragraph, I should have seen that coming......

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    Yes, from what I've learned here, live bearers are equal opportunity breeders - they don't care if another live bearer is one of their own so you get some interesting offspring!

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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 
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    Quote Originally Posted by imma24 View Post
    Yes, from what I've learned here, live bearers are equal opportunity breeders - they don't care if another live bearer is one of their own so you get some interesting offspring!
    Its there silent protest to end segregation.

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    LOL! Yes, I suppose.....

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    We bought 2 female platys because we did not want offspring...apparently, one of the females came from the LFS pregnant, we have 4 more platys now...the females can remain pregnant for weeks after fertilization
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    Quote Originally Posted by uihawk9868 View Post
    Thanks talldutchie. Regarding your first paragraph, I should have seen that coming......


    Couldn't resist! But seriously, once a male has been near quite a few livebearer species stock sperm or several litters.

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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 
    Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Good to see you here again... - Slaphppy7 Figured you needed a little one to go with all those big guys - fishmommie 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    We bought 2 female platys because we did not want offspring...apparently, one of the females came from the LFS pregnant, we have 4 more platys now...the females can remain pregnant for weeks after fertilization
    Its crazy, they actually can retain sperm up to 6mo.

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