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Alex Shepherd
29-09-09, 16:10
I have 5 fish, I don't know its type I swear, I will get the picture in 10 minutes because I am very confused now, and I am afraid... OK I am a GREAT DADDY

One of the fish is pregnant but I dont have any idea that she is gonna born them all together AT THE MOMENT!!

There she born them today, and all the other fish were eating them, I was crazy and my small brother and I jumped fast and brought one cup to take them all off. I took them off all because I didn't know which one is pregnant, when we saw the one which giving birth, we put them alone to not let them eat them again, now the mother is alone, a few small fishes that are born are alone in my tank, and the filter is off (between 10 or 13 of them) and the bowl which the mother is in it contains 40 or more baby fish, but I dont know if she will eat them or so :( :(
HELP WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO, HOW DO I HAVE TO FEED THEM, TAKE CARE OF THEM, DO I HAVE TO TAKE AWAY THE MOTHER WHEN SHE FINISH? OR DO I HAVE TO LET IT STAY WITH THEM, WHAT IF SHE ATE THEM

PLEASE HELP

Sorry for sizing the text but I am so excited and AFRAID PLEASE!!

bloodstormaoa
29-09-09, 16:17
Dude, I can't even read that..It hurts my eyes! :ohn:

Paddy
29-09-09, 16:17
Yeah dude :p text is too friggin big.

Alex Shepherd
29-09-09, 16:18
I just sized them again into smaller!!
Now please read and help me pleeasseee!!!
I dont have time

alisteravenger
29-09-09, 16:18
That's not the point people!! Anyone here a fish expert? :(

And even if the mother fish does eat her fry, and just one to two survive, that means those fry are going to live the longest, if they've survived being eaten by thier mother they're sure to survive for a while longer :)

bloodstormaoa
29-09-09, 16:19
I don't know much about fish, but it seems like this is just a natural process :p Could you afford to keep that many anyway?

Chocola teapot
29-09-09, 16:25
Pick the Prettiest fish and keep them seperate

If any Baby fish die then dont worry it's natural.

But basically pick a few that you want to keep and the others are probly going to have to die.
Sorry :(

CroftGameGirl
29-09-09, 16:27
I think it's just natural :o
Maybe pick out a few of them if you wish and keep them. Or keep them all if you can :o What i would do is isolate them from the bigger ones until they're bigger :)
I ain't no expert though :P

Dennis's Mom
29-09-09, 16:32
First--what type of fish and tank?

You can get a breeding net at your LFS that you can put inside your main tank and keep the fry separate. You may have to feed them special food because baby fishes mouths are quite tiny.

I need more info.

Alex Shepherd
29-09-09, 16:34
Yes I could but I still didnt get help!! How do I have to take care of them, feed them?!! What do I have to do? I just put the mother alone.

I am uploading the pictures now, they are not in the tank anymore, because there are some of the baby fish inside the tank and I am afriad about eating them.

GUYS PLEASE!! I am just in a hurry... No need for jokes... If you PLEASE What do I have to do help me!!


Now this is where some baby fish on the tank you can't see them
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/Raider_Man_Albums/Image0022.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/Raider_Man_Albums/Image0023.jpg

These are the kind of fish
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/Raider_Man_Albums/Image0024.jpg

And these are the babies with the mother

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/Raider_Man_Albums/Image0025.jpg

Chocola teapot
29-09-09, 16:39
Be Calm.
Keep the fry away from the mother fish in a seperate container ok.

To feed the little ones I suggest that you crumble the food up into absolutely tiny bits and sprinkle that on the surface. ok?

Some babies will die, Keep a few.

Thats all I can say to help.

Lavinder
29-09-09, 16:40
They look like Platies to me - if you want to save the majority of the babies just segregate them in a tank separator or a clear fish box (forgot what they're called). To feed them you can use baby brine shrimp or some other specialised food for Platy babies.

Trust me you do not want to keep all of the babies, just let nature take it's course when they have grown up a little big.

xXhayleyroxXx
29-09-09, 16:41
you can buy a little hatchling tank thingy you put in the big tank - so they sahre the same water but dont get eaten - il edit once i find the pic of what i mean :)

xxx

Rai
29-09-09, 16:43
^ yeah like a little nursery tank. Your best bet is to go to the pet store or an aquarium where they can advise you.

Dennis's Mom
29-09-09, 16:43
My guess would be that they are guppies. They breed easily in captivity I understand. Here's a link on how to feed baby guppies. http://guppyplace.tripod.com/Fry.html

If you have a plastic plant you can stick in the baby tank, that would be good. Fish--especially baby fish, like cover. Even a plastic cup would work.

Don't panic. Just do your best. You might do some online reading on how to tell when your guppy is pregnant, that way you can isolate the mother in a breeding net before giving birth.

Alex Shepherd
29-09-09, 16:43
Now they are many many many :jmp:

I kept the mother away, few of them died :( whenever she spread a fish, I catch it quickly buy the fish catcher and put the baby fish with them

Is that ok? Is it ok if I kept the mother away?

Chocola teapot
29-09-09, 16:44
Now they are many many many :jmp:

I kept the mother away, few of them died :( whenever she spread a fish, I catch it quickly buy the fish catcher and put the baby fish with them

Is that ok? Is it ok if I kept the mother away?

Yes it is ok. :)

You could take some of the baby fish to the petshop when they grow a little bit older... Or let them go in a canal. :whi:

xXhayleyroxXx
29-09-09, 16:46
^ yeah like a little nursery tank. Your best bet is to go to the pet store or an aquarium where they can advise you.

omg thats what they're called! thanks hun

hope that helps the fihsies :) and yes i reckon theyre guppies

alisteravenger
29-09-09, 16:47
Well, Goldfish fry apparently carry a food sack that will last them for two days, to feed the mother I suppose you should just feed her her normal food, if shes in the same tank as the babies then make sure its really tiny pieces of food, erm, I guess...:)

Alex Shepherd
29-09-09, 16:51
I am afraid they are not guppies!! :( :( :(
I will take a picture this time in a glass, hope you'll know what is it...

These fish are white and some are also black.

I will edit it and show you the fish clearly this time

Edit: OK It's not clear with the glass cup. I am going to take all the babies out and put them wth the bowl that full of baby fish, and I will put these kind of fish on the tank when I finish, maybe this time will make it clear
HOPE SO

xXhayleyroxXx
29-09-09, 16:52
I am afraid they are not guppies!! :( :( :(
I will take a picture this time in a glass, hope you'll know what is it...

These fish are white and some are also black.

I will edit it and show you the fish clearly this time

mollies?

http://www.aboutfishonline.com/images/mollies.jpg

Alex Shepherd
29-09-09, 16:57
No no no!! I mean that some of them are only white, and some of them are only black..
Wait 5 minutes I will take the picture when I put them on the tank.

xXhayleyroxXx
29-09-09, 16:59
No no no!! I mean that some of them are only white, and some of them are only black..
Wait 5 minutes I will take the picture when I put them on the tank.

lol any fishy could be like that XD

okay il tell you when you upload, i know quite a lot about animals.fish.birds and whatnot hehe

xx

Alex Shepherd
29-09-09, 17:01
I am going now to the pet shop and will ask him what they are
I am so sorry I can't put them back on the tank, they are baby fish my small brother is taking them out. and that will take time, I am going now and will tell you be right back after 10 minutes.

xXhayleyroxXx
29-09-09, 17:02
I am going now to the pet shop and will ask him what they are
I am so sorry I can't put them back on the tank, they are baby fish my small brother is taking them out. and that will take time, I am going now and will tell you be right back after 10 minutes.

okie dokie :)
xx

Alex Shepherd
29-09-09, 17:18
The pet shop is closed :vlol:, my small brother is going to finish already.
Just be patient everybody please and I appricaite your help :hug: :gki:

xXhayleyroxXx
29-09-09, 17:24
The pet shop is closed :vlol:, my small brother is going to finish already.
Just be patient everybody please and I appricaite your help :hug: :gki:

haha ok xxx

irjudd
29-09-09, 17:26
Alex you're so weird.

Alex Shepherd
29-09-09, 17:45
VERY SORRY Again for the bad quality :( but I tried my best and please try to find out, what are they called?

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/Raider_Man_Albums/Image0029.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/Raider_Man_Albums/Image0030.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/Raider_Man_Albums/Image0031.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/Raider_Man_Albums/Image0032.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/Raider_Man_Albums/Image0033.jpg

@irjudd: :eek: What makes you think that about me :eek:

Edit: Note: When you save the picture and see it in the small size, you're gonna see it clear

Lavinder
29-09-09, 17:51
Definitely looks like Platies. :)

Alex Shepherd
29-09-09, 17:56
I don't know :S :S
I can't tell for sure... Can you get a plane and come over here? I can let you sleep here, but just to see them clear *kidding* :p

I'll try to get the video wait... :jmp:

scion05
29-09-09, 17:57
the best place I can think of to ask is http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/fish-keeping/ :)

xXhayleyroxXx
29-09-09, 17:59
they look like mollies to me, like what i posted before xx

robm_2007
29-09-09, 18:04
do fish get pregnant? i always thought that the mother laid the eggs, and the male would fertilize the eggs or something.

but then again, i was raised in an american schooling system, so, i could be wrong.

Alex Shepherd
29-09-09, 18:15
Some fish get pregnant yes, but some of them (like mine) they come out inside her and then they go out without the egg. {Subhan Allah!!!}

Gabi
29-09-09, 18:49
Hi Alex
This seems to be quite an exiting event. :D
As others have already said, your fish seem to be either Platies (http://images.google.co.uk/images?sourceid=navclient&hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4GZAZ_en-GBGB244GB244&q=platies&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=Ak3CSqxcwf3gBvyj-IoI&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4) or (more likely, judging by you saying they are black and white) Mollies (http://ryansspace.com/pics/Mollies.jpg) .
Sad as it seems, it is natural for them to eat their own fry, they just see it as some little bits of food. Therefore you should separate the mother after she has finished giving birth if you have not already done so.
If you have the babies in a different container already, it might be worth investing in a nursery tank (http://www.petdiscounters.com/Breeders-and-Isolation-Tanks-c66.html) that can go back into the main tank, yet keep the baby-fish safe until they are big enough to fend for themselves. This nursery tank may also come in handy for the next time one of the fish is about to give birth - just put the pregnant fish in it and once the babies are born, they will fall through the little gaps into the lower area where the mother can not reach them. It also is useful for segregating fish, for example if they are sick, get bullied and so on.
Usually I don't give the babies any special food, just make sure to crumble the flakes into minuscule bits.
Once you release them back into the main tank it is helpful to have lots of hiding places for them like dense plants, rocks, stones, wood and all those things that make a tank look nice, but protect the little ones from their parents, aunts and uncles. :D

Good luck! :tmb:

Alex Shepherd
29-09-09, 19:13
Hi Alex
This seems to be quite an exiting event. :D
As others have already said, your fish seem to be either Platies (http://images.google.co.uk/images?sourceid=navclient&hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4GZAZ_en-GBGB244GB244&q=platies&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=Ak3CSqxcwf3gBvyj-IoI&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4) or (more likely, judging by you saying they are black and white) Mollies (http://ryansspace.com/pics/Mollies.jpg) .
Sad as it seems, it is natural for them to eat their own fry, they just see it as some little bits of food. Therefore you should separate the mother after she has finished giving birth if you have not already done so.
If you have the babies in a different container already, it might be worth investing in a nursery tank (http://www.petdiscounters.com/Breeders-and-Isolation-Tanks-c66.html) that can go back into the main tank, yet keep the baby-fish safe until they are big enough to fend for themselves. This nursery tank may also come in handy for the next time one of the fish is about to give birth - just put the pregnant fish in it and once the babies are born, they will fall through the little gaps into the lower area where the mother can not reach them. It also is useful for segregating fish, for example if they are sick, get bullied and so on.
Usually I don't give the babies any special food, just make sure to crumble the flakes into minuscule bits.
Once you release them back into the main tank it is helpful to have lots of hiding places for them like dense plants, rocks, stones, wood and all those things that make a tank look nice, but protect the little ones from their parents, aunts and uncles. :D

Good luck! :tmb:


Thank you so much!! But I don't have the nursery tank :( :( I put them in a very small tank with a rocks and stuff, away from the other fish, is that ok?
And I am gonna go to the pet shop tomorrow to get more help about feeding them but thanks anyway :D :D

xXhayleyroxXx
29-09-09, 19:53
Thank you so much!! But I don't have the nursery tank :( :( I put them in a very small tank with a rocks and stuff, away from the other fish, is that ok?
And I am gonna go to the pet shop tomorrow to get more help about feeding them but thanks anyway :D :D

that will be fine

@Gabi - lol i suggested that too :) great minds think alike xx

Dennis's Mom
29-09-09, 20:39
do fish get pregnant? i always thought that the mother laid the eggs, and the male would fertilize the eggs or something.

the male banggai cardinalfish broods the eggs in his mouth. I've had this happen in my tank. They stop eating, that's the first sign to move them to a breeder tank.

Gabi
29-09-09, 21:39
Thank you so much!! But I don't have the nursery tank :( :( I put them in a very small tank with a rocks and stuff, away from the other fish, is that ok?
And I am gonna go to the pet shop tomorrow to get more help about feeding them but thanks anyway :D :D
Putting them onto a different tank should be fine, but if you go into the pet shop anyway, ask about a nursery tank (sometimes called breeding tank). They really are not expensive and, as I said, will come in handy for future "emergencies". :D

Lavinder
29-09-09, 21:51
You will have to mature the tank first using water from your original tank though :).

Alex Shepherd
30-09-09, 07:34
Putting them onto a different tank should be fine, but if you go into the pet shop anyway, ask about a nursery tank (sometimes called breeding tank). They really are not expensive and, as I said, will come in handy for future "emergencies". :D

Yes I will get the nursery tank and I am going today and buy it because I have 2 other fish are pregnant! OMG :eek: I bought 5 fish only, and now there will be a million of them :jmp: :jmp: :jmp: :yah: :yah:

You will have to mature the tank first using water from your original tank though :).

I didn't get you. I only have the filter on the original tank where the 4 fish are in, the 5th one I put it alone because its pregnant and I am afraid if it happen again to not let them eat her babies, and the small fish are in the small tank without the filter, I only have the filter (The cleaner and the oxygen) in the original tank, do you mean to put some water from the original tank to the small tank to take oxygen? I am putting Ice for the mother to take oxygen every time. So
Please explain more because I didn't understand.

Dennis's Mom
30-09-09, 12:31
If you are treating your tap water with conditioners, adding mature water may not be necessary, however you should definitely test water parameters and made sure the tank is the same temp. The kind of fish you have are hardy, but as hobbyist it's your duty to make sure you provide the best environment possible. I recommend browsing Wet Web Media (http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/fwsubwebindex.htm) in your free time to bone up on things you should know, starting with exactly what kind of fish you have. Rule #1: never buy a fish until you know its care requirements.

Alex Shepherd
30-09-09, 19:44
I went to the pet shop today, the fish that I have are MOLLIE!!
I have the MOLLIE FISH! What do I have to do to pet the babies? I am feeding them (with the baby food) how to clean the water if the water is dirty.
Repeat :p I have the MOLLIE FISH