Making Baby Fish

In the last few months, I’ve started taking care of some fish in a small aquarium.

I have this pink zebra fish that showing signs of laying eggs. So I decided to try letting the mummy fish lay eggs.

This is the second time I’m attempting this. The first time I had to improvise by using some of their toys to create a barrier to prevent the fish eating their eggs. I got over 100 fry from that batch, but somehow or other only 6 fish survived until today.

This time I’ve bought some marbles so the eggs can fall between the gaps. After I had my dinner, Caleb followed me around while I cleaned a small plastic baby fish aquarium.

When everything was ready, I let Caleb put the marbles in the plastic fish tank.

After he was done, it was time to move the fish mummy and fish daddy from the aquarium to the small plastic tank.

The two of them exploring the tank. They move too fast for me to capture a sharp image. The big black thing in the center is a small rock I’ve placed there to hold down the marbles and a small plant.

As I’m writing this blog post, I’m peeping at them. Last time, they swam round and round each other. Tonight not so much. I hope they’re in the mood, and daddy fish can perform.

My only worry is one of them burying themselves in the marbles and getting stuck.

They normally spawn at dawn so I’m hoping they have a comfortable night. Hopefully I’ll have something to report tomorrow!

Update: Silly fish. I’ve had to go rescue one of them from the marbles. I added another rock inside to weigh the marbles down and also added more water so they won’t swim so near the bottom.

Update 2: No eggs this time, will try again in a few days!