Jump to content

OMG babies!


HomerJay

Recommended Posts

  • Regular Member

So I saw something stuck to the side of my tank today. I thought maybe it was worms. but it turns out there are 3 babies that I can see. How do I get them out of my main tank without destroying them?????

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 150
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Regular Member

Omg!!! :o :o

Are they swimming yet? I have no idea... Mine I take out with a teaspoon, but they're not in range of the big guys' mouths and it's a small area.

Good luck aaaaand...

Congrats!!! :nana

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

I just use a net! (I've NEVER had Goldie babies.....so I AM JEALOUS!) But I have have Platty babies & have successfully netted them to put them in a safe place until they are big enough not to be eaten or sucked up by the filter!!

Good luck with your babies! Keep us updated!!! :)

Edited by Jeana727
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

Congratulations! :D when I found fry in the main tank I turned the filter off, scooped them up with a net gently and brought them up towards the surface, and then scooped them out of the net with a spoon :) worked for me :rofl

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

I threw my net away a month ago :madrant



When we had guppy babies, we scooped them out with a small tupperware container :idont much like I do with Gumdrop! :teehee

Is it too early to call dibs? :rofl3

Let me see if i can get them out in one piece :teehee

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

Thanks All! Well, now I just have to figure out how to feed the two of them. Do I make a million BBS for two of them? I pulled out a plant with a bunch of algae on it and put it in with them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

Rob, call me lazy (that's what I call it :rofl) but I didn't go the hatchery route. Instead I got frozen bbs from Hikari and have been using those. :idont

I bought them at petsmart but have seen them at my lfs too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

Frozen baby brine shrimp will work just fine.

But if you have brine shrimp eggs on hand, you can hatch some of them in a solution of about 1 quart/liter of water mixed with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt. Dissolve the salt and add a pinch of brine shrimp eggs. Add an air stone - voila. Not the most ideal way of hatching them, but it will definitely suffice for just two baby goldfish.

Additionally, if your main tank has something with algae on it (any type algae), like a plant, an ornament, a rock etc, just add that to your fry tub as well. The tiny guys like to nibble on algae.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...