1) Hope that the parents or other tankmates eat the babies.
2) Sell/Donate the babies to the LFS once they’ve grown a bit.
3) Give them away to friends or local hobbyists.
4) Buy more and more tanks to house your constantly breeding guppies until you are known by your peers as “that weird fish kid.”
What do you do with baby fish you don’t want?
If you don’t want to keep the babies, try and get a second hand 10g tank with a filter and set up a fry tank. When the fry are big enough, you can maybe donate to the LFS or “To a good home” ad out. That’s what I do with my babies. I cannot keep the fish from breeding, so I raise em and give them away for free.
What do you do with a fish you don’t want?
All of the following options are preferable to dumping or flushing:
- Reach out to a local fish or pet shop. See if they will take your unwanted fish.
- Ask other fish owners. Advertise if you have to.
- Look for a local fish club.
- Donate to a school, nursing home, or office.
Will baby fish survive in my tank?
If you find baby fish in your tank, don’t panic! The first thing you should do is remove any adult fish so they do not eat the babies or move the baby fish to a separate tank where they can grow in safe environment. To transfer baby fish, scoop them up carefully in a cup rather than using a net.
How do you get rid of baby fish in a tank?
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