most of my female fish are expecting. what should i do? i am afraid of having too many fish. i have 150 gallon tank with around 30 fish. i have about 10 babies that i can see through all of the rocks. whats going to happen when the rest of them have their fry?
The easiest way i found to remove fry and keep them alive is to use a small air pump line. put one end in the tank and have a small bucket sitting lower than the tank. suck on the end sticking out the tank and start a flow coming out, its easier to suck up the fry with the other end in the tank than to try and net them. just have a little tank water alrdy in the bucket for them, and dont start the syphon on the fry, keep it away from them until the water starts coming out, if you dont, you may eat one If you want to keep them alive i have usually waited to remove fry when they have been freeswimming for awhile because some fry feed off the mother thru secretions in her skin. If your not worried about saving them then I dont think the group of spawning fish and large amount of fry will hurt anything. just have plenty of caves so they are not fighting for territory. Depending on the size of your tank, Your weak unneeded fish will eventually be eliminated by the others. its natures way of population control A pike cichlid is also good for eating fry..they are fast suckers!