Keep them separate until they are sizeable enough not to be able to fit them in any of the adult fishes mouths. Looking at some of the growth rates of some fry that i read about this may be 4-5 weeks at least. Good to Excellent water conditions should also promote healthy growth.
Do baby fish need to be separated?
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?
It is possible to raise baby fish in your main tank, but generally, few will survive this. Larger fish will see them as tasty snacks and even vegetarian fish may be tempted. They can also suffer injuries from being chased and bullied.
How long do fry need to be separated?
about 6 to 8 weeks
How do I stop my fish from eating their babies?
The most effective way to prevent guppies from eating their babies is to separate the female before birth. Either use a breeding box in the tank or move the female to another tank just before she gives birth. Another way is to keep live plants in the tank. They will offer hiding places to the fry.
How long do baby mollies need to be separated?
about 4 to 6 weeks
What do you do with baby fish you don’t want?
Luckily you have a number of options:
- Hope that the parents or other tankmates eat the babies.
- Sell/Donate the babies to the LFS once they’ve grown a bit.
- Give them away to friends or local hobbyists.
How do I know if my fish are mating?
Your fish will show signs of mating before the actual mating happens. Look for fish that pair off or groups of males showing interest in a female. In the case of the silver dollar fish, the males will aggressively chase the females around the tank.
How fast do baby fish grow?
approximately 4 to 6 weeks
Can baby fish live without a filter?
The fry can survive without a filter for a few days if you are very careful about not feeding too much. On the other hand, why not just use a filter sponge to prevent the fry’s injury. That way the tank stays filtered and the filter stays cycled.
When can you separate cichlid fry from parents?
If you find out that your African cichlid is incapable of protecting and providing for their young, then you should separate the adult from the breeding tank as soon as possible. Between the first five and seven days after hatching is complete, your fry will survive on the remains of their yolk sac.
Do Molly fry need air pump?
Yes, molly fry needs an air pump. They do need something that is breaking the water surface for gas exchange. This is so that they have the right oxygen levels required to stay alive. You just need to make sure that you are installing the right type of air pump and filter into the tank.
How big should fry be before releasing into tank?
Size. Before you can move your baby guppies into your big tank, they need to be large enough that the other fish won’t eat them. Exactly how large depends on the size of the fish in the main tank, but the minimum size the babies should be before you move them is about an inch long.
What do I do if my fish has babies?
If you find baby fish in your tank, don’t panic! The first thing you should do is remove any adult fish so they do not eat the babies or move the baby fish to a separate tank where they can grow in safe environment.
How many baby guppies will survive?
If you figure the general rule of thumb of 1 inch of fish per every gallon of water… that puts you at around 5-8 guppies.
When should you separate a pregnant guppy?
As soon as you notice that one of your guppies is pregnant, you have about a month to get ready for the birth. If you are anticipating the birth and it doesn’t occur within 24 hours of the mother being placed in isolation, return her to the community tank.