Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More fish?

Well, maybe soon I will be able to tell you about going to the Sarah Palin Rally in Salem, VA last night - but honestly, I want to be able to get up pics and stuff from meeting Todd Palin, and the Sarah Palin rally soon...

And - I think this story is funnier

Remember the fish??

Well, it turns out that before the last fish died - he had completed his job of passing his genes along to the next generations.

His partner, is now great with child(ren)!

I started doing some research.

It turns out that Mickey Mouse Platys are able to be pregnant up for 8 times after one time of .... umm... getting pregnant.

Each of those 8 pregnancies can produce up to 85 "fry" (baby fish!)

Each pregnancy also takes about 30-35 days.

Basically, within 8 months we could be the proud owners of up to 750ish BABY FISH!!

I can only have 10 per 10 gallon tank.

So, how many of you want a fish??? I will soon have about 740 to give away. These are nice fish! Cost about $2.99 at PetSmart! Not your average goldfish! They have something looking like a Mickey Mouse head in their tail! Its GREAT for kids....

No, really, if we don't separate the mother from the fish within a few hours of her giving birth (yes, platys are one of the few fish that actually give live birth, they don't lay eggs) - she will eat all of the babies.

Motherhood at it's finest I guess.

And cheap fish food for us! (just kidding. sorta.)

I also, through this research have learned how to tell a boy little fish from a girl little fish. Things. I. Never. Thought. I. Needed. To. Know!

Well, life is never boring around here.

In other stories. My sister is having a boy!

6 comments:

Just Me'n Mine said...

I would so love to get a Mickey Mouse fish for the kids, but I don't know how you would mail it.
Well, congratulations on all the new offspring!

Anonymous said...

you have got to get out more

DeeDee said...

that is a LOT of fish. Guess it is a good thing that either (a) they won't all live or (b) that some of them will be fish food. LOL

Love you!
MOM

Julie Tiemann said...

Oh my goodness, that's hilarious! I just read this outloud to Mike, and he brought up a good question - if the mother always eats her babies, how have they managed to survive? I guess some of the 85 manage to escape their mother's clutches. :)

justjessie said...

Yay! You're gonna be a mommy! I can't wait to tell everyone I know. I like spreading rumors too...

Our Four Sons said...

I had a hamster once who ate her babies!! It definitely wasn't pretty! Just when you wanted a break from the "excitement" of life...although this may be the calmest excitement you've come upon in a while.