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#1 ally86ozzy

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:16 PM

Hihis! I found a baby snail in my mosquitofishs' 10gal. I scooped it out cuz i didnt kno wut it wuz, but then i relized it wuz a snail, so i put it in my 5gal with my harmless male guppy, Dylan. Oh, and my mosquitofish, Bubbles, is now in stage 4 of pregnancy, cuz her belly is drooped lower than it wuz a couple hours ago! YAY! Im lookin out 4 more baby snails, 2. How long does a mosquitofish hav until it delivers at stage 4. -heart :wub: , ally86ozzy

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:26 PM

They can drop fry every 4 weeks or so.

How ever the females will turn and eat their own fry with in seconds of giving birth, having a heavily planted talk will help but with these fish you want a good V trap to get the fry away from mum ASAP.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 12:15 AM

My mosquito fish look almost as pregnant as my avatar! yay. -heart :wub: , ally86ozzy

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 02:10 AM

No more snails? oh well...

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:19 AM

whens the last time you bought new fish?
sometimes you can find baby snails in the bottom of the bags.
i found that once.
but also.. i had like HEAPS of baby snails because my snail gave bith to tons of babies.
but they are all gone now.
i dont know where.
ahwell.
but i dont think the snail will do no harm.
there cute aren`t they

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:10 PM

no i havnt got new fish, but i did a project in school (im 12) w/ the mosquito fish and in the 'tanks' the fish were in there were snails, so maybe the snails laid eggs on the plants cuz i took those home too, but i didnt take any snails home. yes the baby snail is ADORABLE! i named him Parasite, cuz thats wut i thought he wuz at first lol!

#7 call me L

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:57 AM

i need help
ok we did kinda the same thing you did in bio class
we had mosquito fish in a 2 litter bottel
well i took my home cuz they needed a bigger home well
i also took other peoples and no i got 4 2 girls 2 males
on is prego and is kinda big
i have her in a 10 gallon tank with a bunch of guppies 15 or so
what should i do cuz in my breeder net i have 20 babie mollys
should i put her in her own tank?
and how long does it take for them to give birth i cant find
ne help on web site at all
plez help me if you can
thanks
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 02:19 AM

Welcome to the site L. Sorry to hear about your troubles. In general it is not a good idea to keep gambusia with guppies. The gambusia are just too rough to be left in with a guppy. Your new fish should probably be kept in a species only tank to avoid the damage they might otherwise cause.

#9 helterskelter

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:53 AM

And getting fry is very difficult. When a females dropps fry if their is not enough cover she will turn and eat the fry with in seconds.

I took me a long time to save fry from mine but once u have a way to save the babies it's relatively easy.

You need to know what she looks like just as she's about to give birth, then i move the into a small tank creamed with plants and anything else to give the fry a place to hide in.
The usualy by the following day she had the fry and is not eating anything she can catch and needs moving out again ASAP.




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