After yesterday’s death of 3 fish, I honestly expected to find the other 3 floating this morning. I tried going in before my daughter woke up and use a flashlight to see if they were dead, so that I could prepare her before she found them herself. All three were lying on the rocks. Unfortunately, she woke up after I’d been in there just a minute or so.
She then came down and asked if she could turn the on the light on the tank. I told her that would be fine. i waited for her to run down and let us know they were dead. She came down the stairs and said, “Mommy, I hate to bother you again, but I think my fish had babies!” Her brother and I ran up the stairs to peek. Sure enough, there were two teeny, tiny babies hiding among the rocks. (Apparently, the babies can be eaten by their moms. Ewww.)
We rescued them after much effort and put them in a small container filled with water from the tank. We have no idea what to do. I’ve checked the internet, and apparently we need more plants for them to hide in or a breeding container. So, I guess we’ll be heading to Petco this afternoon after school. This is becoming a little more maintenance than I thought.
I will say this was a nice bonus after yesterday’s deaths. We may end up with a tank full of Mickey Mouse Platys. We’re going to run out of Disney names! Can you name a fish “Annette?”