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Re: Fish and other finny friends

Post by humblebee » Wed Jan 20, 2010 21:59

cuppie wrote:No.. should it be? It's on my bookshelf. Now I'm worried!
Is the water just at room temperature then? It should be heated, same as the main tank.

Unless I'm missing something obvious. It wouldn't be the first time.

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Re: Fish and other finny friends

Post by cuppie » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:12

humblebee wrote:
cuppie wrote:No.. should it be? It's on my bookshelf. Now I'm worried!
Is the water just at room temperature then? It should be heated, same as the main tank.

Unless I'm missing something obvious. It wouldn't be the first time.
No no, it's me missing everything. I'm a new mother, still learning! But I did think about the temperature thing yesterday because I keep my flat about 5 degrees colder than the fish 24 recommended by the previous parents. So I put them in a taller Ikea juice glass and put them into the tank and they seem much happier.

I've been thinking about the fish pregnancy thing and I realize this may be a really stupid question but how will I know if one of my lady fish is pregnant? Will it be so obvious? And the babies I have were only born on Saturday or Sunday. They'll need some time before they go at it again, right?

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Re: Fish and other finny friends

Post by Tomb » Thu Jan 21, 2010 16:02

cuppie wrote:I've been thinking about the fish pregnancy thing and I realize this may be a really stupid question but how will I know if one of my lady fish is pregnant? Will it be so obvious?
See the link I posted above or here.
cuppie wrote:And the babies I have were only born on Saturday or Sunday.They'll need some time before they go at it again, right?
I think they are ready to go again after a few weeks!

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Re: Fish and other finny friends

Post by cuppie » Tue Feb 09, 2010 18:35

Thanks for that website, it does have answers to most of my questions, but I have so many fish questions I don't even know where to start. I'm not afraid of more babies coming but I'm still not exactly sure about the logistics of tiny fish giving birth to even tinier fish in my apartment. I feel like I should sterilize it. I'd say it'll be a while because I only have 2 males (I think) and they don't seem super frisky. I guess I should buy another fish tank.

So my other questions include.. what is this tiny but long and scary looking tail that's been growing on one of them and why are they always hungry?

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Re: Fish and other finny friends

Post by Tomb » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:35

cuppie wrote:So my other questions include.. what is this tiny but long and scary looking tail that's been growing on one of them and why are they always hungry?
Sounds like you have a swordtail Guppy. They are bred for fin varieties and there are many different types. Fish seem hungry because it's natural to them. Just feed them sparingly a few times a day.

if you buy another tank you will end up buying another and another. As I said earlier just let nature take it's course.

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Re: Fish and other finny friends

Post by cuppie » Wed Feb 10, 2010 15:51

Do you mean that I should let them make babies and then eat the babies? I couldn't! Nature is fucked up and must be separated!

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Re: Fish and other finny friends

Post by Tomb » Wed Feb 10, 2010 21:20

cuppie wrote:Do you mean that I should let them make babies and then eat the babies? I couldn't! Nature is fucked up and must be separated!
Yep. I know it sounds harsh but how many do you think survive in the wild from one "birth"? You will be overrun otherwise and you will run out of friends who will take them and the pet shops will laugh at you*. I know - I speak from experience!!!

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