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!


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!

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. :)

Anonymous 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.