Aquarium Breeder Box: Fish Tank Breeder Nets | PetSmart
I BOUGHT BREEDING BOX , put my fish in it for 1 day and took her out, as i had 1 fish die in it also
Honestly, I can't tell you that I know when your molly is going to give birth. If I had to take a wild guess I would say that it isn't soon enough to put her into a breeder box. It may just be the picture but she doesn't look all that fat. Sorry, for your fish I just dunno there's some times when I can tell and some times when I can't.
The setup and use of the breeder box is pretty intuitive and shouldn’t give you any troubles. Its a smart design that provides a decent environment for your holding fish and soon to be fry.
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This is my strategy for guppy births: I use a breeder box that has two main compartments; an upper compartment where the mamma guppy goes and a lower compartment where the guppy fry drop down into once born. The floor of the upper compartment is shaped like a “V” with a slit down the very bottom. The slit is too small for the mamma guppy to go through, but it is perfect for baby guppies. You see, when guppy fry are born their swim bladders are not filled with air yet, so unless they swim really hard they will just sink down to the bottom. That is why the “V” shape is great because the newly born baby guppy fish will slide down the slope to the opening and fall through to their own little area.Some people have had bad experiences with breeder boxes and now only use a breeder net. It is also a good idea to purchase some real or plastic Baby Hide Out or Breeding Grass for the top of the aquarium. The breeding grass is just in case the mother gives birth before you have a chance to put her in the breeder box. The fry will instinctively swim to the top of the aquarium and the breeder grass provides a great hiding place so they won't get eaten by the bigger fish in your tank.While you are waiting on the female to develop the fry it's time to make sure you are prepared for the delivery. We use plastic breeder boxes and always have without any problems. A breeder box is a small box plastic box about 4 inches long by 3 inches wide and 4 inches deep. There is a removable "V" shaped trap in it which serves to separate the mother from the babies. When the mother fish has babies they fall through the slot in the "V" into the bottom of the box. After the mother is finished having babies, you can remove the "V" trap so that the babies have more room to grow.Try to perform 25 percent weekly for your baby guppies. This will aid in the optimal growth of your baby tropical fish. After a few weeks in the breeder box your new babies will soon outgrow their home and you will need to move them either to a new tank or your main tank with a divider installed. By 8 weeks old your baby fish will most likely be able to return to the main tank without a divider. However, it really depends on the size of the other inhabitants in your aquarium. Use your best judgement before releasing them into the main tank.