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What do you do with your fry?


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Great care sheet - I'm sure the lucky recipient will be very grateful!

I love the part about which filter to use; most people don't know goldfish need extra filtration and assume they should buy the filter rated for their tank size.

One question: in the part about transferring the fish to the tank, you mentioned "the netted fish" - is this correct? Did you mean to say to gently pick the fish up with your hand (as opposed to with a net)?

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If you leave the eggs to hatch in the tank with the adults you will save money on fish food. :feedme

My choo eggs hatched over the weekend and the adults ate every last one of them. I was going to try and save two that were hiding in the plants but before I could reach for the net, Peaches snagged them both. :no: I was thinking about getting another tank to raise future fry, but now I wonder what the heck I would do with all of those fish.

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If you leave the eggs to hatch in the tank with the adults you will save money on fish food.? :feedme

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My choo eggs hatched over the weekend and the adults ate every last one of them. I was going to try and save two that were hiding in the plants but before I could reach for the net, Peaches snagged them both.? :no:? I was thinking about getting another tank to raise future fry, but now I wonder what the heck I would do with all of those fish.?

Even with a fry tank, only a couple survived for me. Now I only have one left out of the 13 I rescued from the main tank. But I think a lot of this is due to me not treating for flukes (I didn't know I had to until it was too late, and the one store I found that carried prazi was backordered - I don't know why more stores don't stock it since flukes are so common).

Either way, you don't need to take hundreds of eggs out for the fry tank, but having a fry tank does greatly increase the odds of survival (assuming you follow all the recommendations).

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One question: in the part about transferring the fish to the tank, you mentioned "the netted fish" - is this correct? Did you mean to say to gently pick the fish up with your hand (as opposed to with a net)?

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I guess I worded it horribly, I meant net the fish and place your hand under the fish to stabalize it, like cup your hand around it guess I've gotta change that part lol thanks :)

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I would actually not use a net at all - they can damage the fins. I would just pick the fish up gently using both hands in a cupping motion, and place the fish into the tank.

I was curious about nets vs. hands and did a poll awhile back. The consensus was that hands are preferable, with a container being ideal for tank-to-tank transfers (but this can be difficult when taking a fish out of a plastic bag, and you wouldn't want to pour the water from the bag into the tank).

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I'm sort of wondering what I'm going to do with all of my fry once they're big enough. I probably have close to a hundred, and I'm only planning on keeping the prettiest ones (I kinda have to with numbers like that! :rofl) I'm planning on giving the rest to the local pet store that specializes in fish, and has been really helpful with me getting my bigger tanks. I hope they'll give me store credit, or at least a few plants or something. When I called them up about taking some of the excess guppies I had from their prolific breeding, they had said that they would re-home them but wouldn't pay or give store credit. I don't know if it's going to be any different for fancy goldfish or not. :unsure:

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