Red platy fish pregnant placed surrounded by breeder please support ! highly confused whether im doing the right item?
her stomache is already big she was pregnant when i got her . So i learned that they guzzle the fry afterwards plus i have a kissing fish and an angel fish so i didnt want them to get eaten . i bought the two channel guppy breeder box and it says put her in there several days since she gives birth i am worried because the box sometimes floats by the light in the middle i put her at the extremity where the bubbles are but i go to school and not a soul is there to make sure . so later i checked on google and it said dont put her in there before foot because she can get stressed and go into premature birth or reabsorb them ? But the box says place several days since she has them and how do i know when she is ready ? and she isnt eating just anything since i placed her in there so am i doing the right thing its my first time have a pregnant fish and im worried . please help !
Signs of pregnancy does include withdrawal of energy and/or appetite. I recommend putting her in a separate tank to her self beside some live plants. A tank is best but a bowl should do as well.
Put her in that when you interest that her stomach gets squarish instead of round. This usually means that she'll deliver inside the week.
My recommendation is that although the breeder net is okay and does the job of isolating the womanly fish from the others, it's not the best for a couple of reasons. For one, the fries (baby fish) don't have places to hide and engineer easy meals for the female. Two, even whether there was a place for them to stay (some breeders have "slits" and compartments that shield them from the mother), they don't other stay there.
What I do is isolate the pregnant fish by putting her in another tank whether available. If you don't have separate tank, then you can use an worthless gallon of milk carton.
Just cut the top of an empty gallon of milk carton. Clean it, fill it with dampen and let it sit for a couple of hours, at least to get it to room heat. Fill it with aquatic plants of some sort, preferable enough to salt away the fry but not so much so that the mother fish doesn't have enough room to exercise or move around.
Put her in that. That will be your own "breeding lattice," per say. I personally don't like the breeding net they sell at the store unless they're the ones that come with the fake plants. Even after, I'd recommend making your own as it saves you money and the real plants provide enough oxygen for the mother and child fish. =] Also, by doing this, you can save money and you don't have to worry roughly being there to take the mother out when she give birth. Most of the fry will survive long enough for you to realize that the mother has given birth and scoop her out. =]]]
For food, only grab some flakes and put them in a ziploc bag. Grind them until it's a drastically, very fine powder. At first, they'll try to eat and may not fit everything in their mouth but by light of day two, they'll start gobbling them up like hungry vultures. =]]]]
After she's done giving birth, take her out but don't put her next to the males, if you have any, as they will immediately try and mate beside her again, causing her more stress and possibly killing her. It's best to put her in another tank/carton for at smallest 24 hours before putting her with the males.
She won't require a heater or filter. After adjectives, she'll only be in there for a week tops. A filter is fruitless for her at this state because when she does give birth, the fry may be sucked up into the filter and potentially die.
Hope that all helps. Good luck!