Zufelt Family Feb 2015

Zufelt Family Feb 2015

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I'm a Great Grandma!!

Ben's fish had babies this morning. He had such a huge smile about it and was super excited to announce that he was a grandpa now and we were now officially great grandparents.

It was crazy to watch the babies come out of the mama fishy. I've had four babies and none of them were that smooth and fast. We noticed two of the four fish had swollen bellies at the beginning of the week. We got fumigated Monday when I hadn't totally planned it so I forgot to cover the tank this time. Loads of poison must have gotten into the water because everything was covered in reside. We lost one mommy and one daddy.

I checked out online and found it was definitely pregnant. It was important though to be around when momma fishy finally popped because she will eat her young. Lucky for us Ben noticed a single baby in the tank this morning. Then they were able to find three more so they took the momma and daddy fish into another tank.

Later in the day I counted thirteen babies. Ben says he's seen eighteen. The two or three born in the other tank after they were separated from the big tank were eaten up within thirty minutes while the kids and I packed lunches, did morning reading and put on shoes. Glad we had the chance to save a bunch. Now we hope they grow and we get to watch them for a long time.

1 comment:

Shelley said...

Isn't birth amazing? In any species it is exciting!