What do I do if my fish had babies?
After Your Fish Gives Birth
For many species, it’s important to keep fertilized eggs and newly hatched fish, or fry, separate from the adults. Some fish eat their own young while others eat the young of other species. Keeping the fish eggs and fry separate from the adult fish may give them a better chance of survival.
Will baby fish survive in my tank?
Not necessarily. Many fish breed very easily and produce great numbers of offspring, simply because very few will survive to adulthood. The more fish in your tank, the more you will need to feed them, the more feces they will produce and the harder your filtration system will have to work.
What do you do with fish eggs in a tank?
If there are signs that the parents are trying to eat the eggs, remove the parents from the tank immediately for a few hours, at least. You can reintroduce them to the eggs once they are well fed. If they still try to eat them, separate them permanently until the hatching.
How long do fish hold their babies?
After spawning, the female will carry the babies in her mouth for up to 2 weeks. It is best to carefully catch the female and remove her to a separate aquarium about 5 to 7 days after spawning. If the female spits the eggs or babies out during the transfer to the raising tank, she will usually pick the babies back up.
How do you keep baby fish alive?
The fry should be fed a quality food, such as baby brine shrimp, baby fish food, or quality flake food ground into a fine powder. Feed the fry small amounts several times a day. Maintain good water quality by performing regular water changes.
Can baby fish live without a filter?
Guppy fry need clean water, and a filter is the easiest way to achieve this. … However, guppy fry are so small that they are unlikely to produce the same amount of waste as adults, so they don’t need as much filtration. For a 10-gallon tank, for example, a filter designed for a one- or five-gallon tank may work fine.