Caring For Baby Fish

I bought a fish yesterday and when I came home today I found about 20 baby fish! Should I separate them or does the mother have to care for them or something? I just don't want her to eat them!


By Maddie from Billings, MT

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February 8, 20111 found this helpful
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Separate them! Otherwise mom will snack on them when she gets hungry. Most pet stores and some Wal-mart stores sell breeder nets/containers. The best one to purchase is the gauze sleeve that fits over a rectangular frame. It hooks right over the side of your tank like the trays at Sonic and keeps you from needing to maintain separate water heaters, air pumps, etc.

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December 23, 20170 found this helpful

We bought 5 fish and got about 100 baby fish out of them. But the mother and father were very protected of them! Every time the other 3 came around them mom and dad was right on it! They were snipping at them if they came too close.

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April 5, 20160 found this helpful

Separating it in a glass is a very bad idea because it's a little space for the little baby to swim around in. I would suggest buying a fish net for your baby fish so that there is more space and they can still be in the same water as there moms.


I bought a fish net breeder and my baby fish have survived really well.

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June 11, 20170 found this helpful

is it good for the mom be with the babies

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