How do fishes give birth?
Fish reproduce by bearing live young or by laying eggs. Livebearers give birth to fully formed and functional young called fry. The eggs are fertilized and hatch within the female.
What does a fish laying eggs look like?
Check for eggs.
Once laid, the eggs often look like tiny balls of jelly. These are often scattered to the water, but in some species they end up in a mound on the nesting area, or stuck to the floor or side of the aquarium. Many egg-laying species also have mating rituals, including most gouramis.
What do fish do when they lay eggs?
Most fish release thousands of eggs, scattering them in the water where the male fish fertilize them. The eggs develop and hatch into larvae (baby fish) without any help from the parents. Most larvae are eaten by other creatures, but a few survive to become adults.