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New fish

09/07/03 | by [mail] | Categories: family/personal

Today we finally put in some new fish. Our tank should be fully recovered from our bout with the ich. My friend gave me three fish from his own tank. They appear to be Red Swordtails (Xiphophorus helleri). Swordtails are livebearers and we have one male and two females, which means that if the fish get a little privacy we'll soon have a bunch of tiny babies swimming around in our tank. Fish babies are called 'fry,' which is funny to me because they're way to small to actually fry. (I presume . . . I mean, I haven't tried to deep fry any helpless little fish. Really.)



For Emma?
How will explain the little baby fishies to Emma?? I’m just curious to see how you do it so when my time comes…I can use you as a resource.

tub_a_jam [Visitor]09/07/03 @ 22:52

Re: For Emma?
It will be hard. Especially considering the fact that of the 80 babies born every 4-6 weeks, almost all of them will be eaten by the adult fish, including the mother. I’ll just have to explain to Emma that if all of the babies survived and went on to have their own babies then in a couple of years we would have millions of Red Swordtails, when our tank only has room for about 12.

dan_acc [Visitor]09/10/03 @ 16:04

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