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How do you use a breeder box in a fish tank?
Place the breeder box in the fish tank and secure it to the side of the aquarium wall. (The loose end of the airline tubing without the air stone should hang outside of the tank.) Position the top of the breeder box slightly above the water line.
What is a breeder net or breeder box?
What is a Breeder Box? A breeder net or box is a container used to temporarily hold tiny babies, eggs, or even sick fish that need to be isolated while they heal. Most breeder boxes float at the water surface or attach to the side of the aquarium so that the fry share the same water as the rest of the fish.
Will a breeding box keep a livebearing fish from eating her fry?
Those are some creative ideas, but breeding boxes are confining/stressful, and they do not keep a livebearing female fish from eating her fry. Since livebearing fry are fully functional upon arrival, livebearing parents have no parenting instincts and will happily prey on their own fry. A large float of bushy plants provides better protection.
How does a breeder box protect baby fish from predators?
In the wild, babies try their best to hide from would-be predators by using camouflage, swimming to shallow waters, and taking cover in dense vegetation and tiny nooks. In an aquarium, we can help increase their survival rate even more by using a breeder box to contain the fry and protect them from larger fish. What is a Breeder Box?