We ‘inherited’ my brother’s fish tank last year. Not sure exactly how many litres it contains, but it’s 120cm long, so fairly large. Since having it, we have done very little, other than to change the filter and, just after we got it, DH took our DSs to choose new fish - three little plecos.
Well, about ten days ago, DS said he had seen a baby fish, which we didn’t take much notice of. When I cleaned them out last week, though, lo and behold, there were loads of pleco fry. We didn’t have a nursery tank or anything, and I half expected to loose them all. Tonight, when I fed them, at least fifteen swam out to the water, and none of the bigger fish seem interested. They are also a reasonable size now. While I appreciate we may not be out of the woods in terms of them surviving, I am now wondering what the hell we do with them if they do survive?
In the short-term (ie during lockdown), I am hoping the tank is big enough to sustain them. (There are two big catfish, a clown loach, a silver shark, a red tail, 2 neons, a scissor fish and a red tail shark, all of which came with the shark, as well as the three ‘adult’ plecos). Obviously, we can’t keep them long term, and we also probably need to regime the adult male to avoid this recurring.
My question, therefore, how does one go about rehiring fish? We don’t know anyone with a tank, and I don’t think you can generally advertise fish on local selling sites.
If anyone has any wisdom on these matter, I would really appreciate it.
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Equimum · 15/04/2020 20:27
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