Yay! Stage 4 Pregnant Mosquitofish And A Baby Snail!

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  1. ally86ozzy

    ally86ozzy Member

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    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
     
  2. helterskelter

    helterskelter Livebearer Specilest

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    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.
     
  3. ally86ozzy

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

    ally86ozzy Member

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    No more snails? oh well...
     
  5. jennakid

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    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
     
  6. ally86ozzy

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    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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    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
    ~`~LOW~`~
     
  8. OldMan47

    OldMan47 Livebearer fanatic

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    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

    helterskelter Livebearer Specilest

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    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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