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Does any company make a deep breeder net?

I'm trying to raise some Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish which inadvertently hatched in some plants that were in a container of water on my fire escape.

I also purchased some fish on Aquabid, and the seller threw in some baby Endler's Livebearers which are too small to release.

I have the old "hook on the rim of the tank" breeder net. However, I have to remove it during my water changes because the water level gets too low.

Is there anything else that I can use? I'm probably going to have to setup another tank at some point.

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I am extremely fond of the Lee's Guppy Breeders. They are rigid plastic and are meant to float in the tank. I use a little styrofoam in the areas thet hold the air to add to the floatation since I also like to put a thin layer of sand on the bottom to discourage the adults in the tank from sucking the babies through the mesh. Seem to be working. I keep all new fry in one untill they are large and strong enough to go in with the other broods in a grow out tank. When I do water changes, I just snap the lid on the lid that comes with it to ke freaked out babied from trying to jump out ( lost a whole brood of Alto comps that way - Yellow labs had a feast)
 

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Follow up to this post...

After raising the slow growing rainbowfish for 2 months, diligently scooping them out whenever I did my weekly water changes, I finally got them to the size of newborn guppies.

I went to feed them the other day and found that a pearl danio had jumped in during the night and feasted on the babies. D'oh!!!!
 
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