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    yesterday, i noticed that i have a fish that has an unusually big tummy, i suspected that it's pregnant, so i moved it to a 1 liter container, then i put in some plants and pump air in....
    today, i notice tt it's tummy is still a little big, but there are pinkish substances stuck to the plants.... i guess it must be it's eggs as there are no such substances on the other plants in my main tank...
    But now, i dunno wat to do?? i dun even know wat is the name of the fish... itz whole body is silvery wif no patterns, abt 4cm long, i searched in Fish Profiles, but cannot find it leh... itz tail fin is pointed like that of a neon tetra, itz top and bottom fins are continous along the body, not separate like the tetra... itz fins are slightly golden yellowish...
    i dunno wat i should do if the eggs hatch. do i have to separate the mother from the babies? or do i leave them alone? isit ok to keep them in the same 1 liter container? isit too small?

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    sounds like a dwarf neon rainbowfish?

    check out the Melanotaenia praecox pic: http://home.earthlink.net/~sbuckel/photogallery.html
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    choy, we have pics of neon rainbow in our database

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    eh... where's the database?
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    u can find the link in the front page of the forum, at the announcment column or at the front page of the site..

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    hi shiki

    just to confirm...did you move both the male and female or just the female? coz in your thread it sounds like you just moved the female. I dont keep rainbows but the chances that the eggs that you see are fertilised is as good as zero if the male is not around at all....perhaps i could be wrong....
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    On 1/22/2002 1:26:54 AM

    hi shiki

    just to confirm...did you move both the male and female or just the female? coz in your thread it sounds like you just moved the female. I dont keep rainbows but the chances that the eggs that you see are fertilised is as good as zero if the male is not around at all....perhaps i could be wrong....
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    wow, I'd like to know what fish can have fertilised eggs without the male being around [:0] maybe those raptors from Jurassic Park

    Simon, thanx for the database pointer.
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    Hi Shiki ! I agreed with David ! , if u remove onli the female, chances is as good as zero lah ! cheers! bigsmile:]

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    ya, itz the neon rainbowfish.... i did remove only the female to the other container as i was afraid tt the other fishes would eat the eggs la.... aiyah, i din know tt the eggs are actually fertilized after it has been laid.... so wat should i do now? i dun know if i have any male fishes, but i have 2 other of the same type of fish... should i just put all the 3 fishes together in the same container with the eggs? will the other fishes eat the eggs?

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    hi shiki

    it may be too late to place the other fish into the container now...as the shell would have harden by now. A one litre tank maybe too small for breeding rainbow fish....
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    On 1/22/2002 3:47:57 AM

    wow, I'd like to know what fish can have fertilised eggs without the male being around [:0] maybe those raptors from Jurassic Park

    Simon, thanx for the database pointer.
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    On 1/23/2002 2:05:05 PM

    guppies, for one, do
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    heh heh, even guppies need to have the "first" time

    in a bid to control guppy population, I have more male than females, and the males are so "starved" they mistook a female Betta and went after her!
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    choy,
    u gonna create a new species of fishes..work on it.. and perhaps on aquarama 2002, u can sell them and make a profit.. hahaha..
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