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So I saw something stuck to the side of my tank today. I thought maybe it was worms. but it turns out there are 3 babies that I can see. How do I get them out of my main tank without destroying them?????

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Congrats!!!!

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Omg!!! :o :o

Are they swimming yet? I have no idea... Mine I take out with a teaspoon, but they're not in range of the big guys' mouths and it's a small area.

Good luck aaaaand...

Congrats!!! :nana

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They somehow made it to the side of the tank. I thought it was worms or something



Mine are definitely in the range of big fish mouths.

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They are also right next to the filter intake :yikes

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I just use a net! (I've NEVER had Goldie babies.....so I AM JEALOUS!) But I have have Platty babies & have successfully netted them to put them in a safe place until they are big enough not to be eaten or sucked up by the filter!!

Good luck with your babies! Keep us updated!!! :)

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Congrats, Grandpa! :teehee

Any idea who the parents are?

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I moved my baby with a net. I made sure the seem was on the outside.

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Ranchu is the mom and the dad is either the lionhead or the butterfly tele

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Congratulations! :D when I found fry in the main tank I turned the filter off, scooped them up with a net gently and brought them up towards the surface, and then scooped them out of the net with a spoon :) worked for me :rofl

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When we had guppy babies, we scooped them out with a small tupperware container :idont much like I do with Gumdrop! :teehee

Is it too early to call dibs? :rofl3

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I threw my net away a month ago :madrant



When we had guppy babies, we scooped them out with a small tupperware container :idont much like I do with Gumdrop! :teehee

Is it too early to call dibs? :rofl3

Let me see if i can get them out in one piece :teehee

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Slow and gentle....

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Congratulations Rob!

Hope you get them out, and they don't become the story of the ones that got away.

:goldfish: :goldfish: :goldfish:

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Congrats, Rob!!! I'M SOOO JELLY!!!! In the 5-6 years I've had goldfish, they've never spawned. :cry

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I have 2 out..one may be lost :cry

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2 out of 3 is not bad. :idont

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That's what they say

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I think the 3rd guy is definitely lost. :thumbdown

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Either way, now you know to keep your eyes peeled! ;)

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Thanks All! Well, now I just have to figure out how to feed the two of them. Do I make a million BBS for two of them? I pulled out a plant with a bunch of algae on it and put it in with them.

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Rob, call me lazy (that's what I call it :rofl) but I didn't go the hatchery route. Instead I got frozen bbs from Hikari and have been using those. :idont

I bought them at petsmart but have seen them at my lfs too.

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You're a grandpa! Congratulations!

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I'll get them, thanks Jenna. Not sure which 2 I was able to get but here are pics of all 3:

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Frozen baby brine shrimp will work just fine.

But if you have brine shrimp eggs on hand, you can hatch some of them in a solution of about 1 quart/liter of water mixed with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt. Dissolve the salt and add a pinch of brine shrimp eggs. Add an air stone - voila. Not the most ideal way of hatching them, but it will definitely suffice for just two baby goldfish.

Additionally, if your main tank has something with algae on it (any type algae), like a plant, an ornament, a rock etc, just add that to your fry tub as well. The tiny guys like to nibble on algae.

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