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My Fish has had Babies…Again?

I think I brought home the piscine goddess of fertility. For the third time, my female swordtail–formerly named Pearl, now known as Ms Fertility–has dotted the fish tank with babies! Which she and her consort Earl then chase and eat (eww).

On the plus side, the new babies gave me a scale to see just how much those first babies have grown. I hadn’t thought they were very large, that their growth had leveled off since they still aren’t big enough for the main tank. But wow, was I wrong! By the time the fifth spawn arrives, I’m sure the original batch will be big enough to send to new homes :-/