Thursday, April 9, 2009

We Have New Baby Platy Fish!

Remember this lovely lady? Well, I almost forgot to tell you, but she gave birth to NINE little babies on Tuesday. The newbies are not short and fat like the previous bunch. They are long and skinny! We'll have to something about the skinny part... They seem to be doing well, swimming alongside their older, now-orangy siblings (the previous batch of googly-eyed fish friends). I was relieved that the older babies didn't mind the new bunch at all.

This time around, we didn't put the Mummy fish into the birthing compartment until the day of. She gave birth to the nine babies and my brother claims that she ate two of them, but no one else present seems to agree. She also mysteriously laid two eggs. She's not supposed to lay eggs, so we're not sure why there are two fish eggs in the birthing room. They are clear bubbles with faintly yellow tinted fluid inside and something whitish. Perhaps they are unfertilized eggs or undeveloped babies? I have no idea. It is a mystery to us all.

So there's the happy, Eastery news of the day. I left Eastery treats on my co-workers desks this morning since it's the last day before our long weekend, but I didn't label most of them. The side effect is that they think the treats are from my company, lol. Oops. Maybe they'll find out later.

I hope you have a happy Easter long-weekend.


AlyGatr said...

YAY for fishy babies! YAY also for Easter treats...but it is pretty funny that people think your company gave them the goodies.

Totally Timmy said...

What are you going to do with all these fish!! Have a great Easter Weekend!!

niftyknits said...

oooh more babies! creatures don't always behave as we think they should - I spotted some huge tadpoles in my pond swimming with the tiny new ones - they must have overwintered, I didn't know tadpoles could do that. live and learn!

byrheea said...

Haha. The caption on the pic is so cute.

Interestingly, I had a dream of a tank full of fishes.. now the first blog I chanced upon happened to be a fish topic. Now I wonderer what that dream was trying to tell me.