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AtYourCervix Wed 12-Jun-13 08:51:40

I am so excited grin

Having a chat with my minnows this morning and found one a bit dead sad

But then noticed a weeny baby swimming around. Followed by another. And about a million more shock

What do I do with them?

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Wed 12-Jun-13 08:53:35

You name them.

I'm off to sort my first tank out since been all grown up grin

I what fish babies too in the future. I want to be a fish nanna!

Congratulations on your new arrival

AtYourCervix Wed 12-Jun-13 08:55:41

Minnows are all named after the Knights of the round table. I think it was Gawain who died sad.

Will name them later when I've slept a bit.

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Wed 12-Jun-13 08:57:23

Aww sad Poor Gawain

I'm off to get fish supplies today. So excited!

AtYourCervix Wed 12-Jun-13 08:59:27

When the tank is ready get minnows. Minnows are cool.

AtYourCervix Wed 12-Jun-13 09:00:19

In fact I may have a few hundred spare.
When can minnow babies leave home?

EauRouge Wed 12-Jun-13 14:34:20

Baby minnows! Congratulations grin

What you do with them depends on a few things: Do you want to keep the whole lot? Do you have space for them in the tank, or in another tank? Will your local aquatic store take the spare ones off your hands? (don't expect any money for them though) How would you feel about just leaving them and seeing how many survive? Some people don't like doing this, and some fish are more predatory of their fry than others. It might be that the weak ones get picked off and you are just left with the healthy ones.

If you want to keep them in the same tank then some java moss will give them a hiding place. Any kind of plant with small leaves will help them hide from the adults.

They can leave home as soon as they are big enough to tell that they are minnows! If they're going to a shop then they might have a minimum size in mind, you'd have to ask them though.

Finally, I need to see a picture of the cute fish babies for squeeing purposes. grin

AtYourCervix Wed 12-Jun-13 16:10:30

Have a spare tank which will need filling and cycling. DD2 is quite keen to have some babies.

They are all differet sizes. How? Would that be different batches i've just not noticed before?

EauRouge Wed 12-Jun-13 17:55:05

Could be! They can spawn quite often. My goldfish used to do it every 10 days, the randy buggers.

Have you got a filter for the spare tank? Sponge filters are best for fry because there's no way for them to get sucked in. If you've got a normal filter then you can always slide a stocking over it to stop them getting trapped in there.

AtYourCervix Wed 12-Jun-13 20:30:29

I'll need to get a new one tomorrow and set up a babytank

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