I have had at least 3 batches of babies. It is so wonderful to see the pin point fry on day one, (so many of them) then on day two the number lessens. by about day 4-6 I only have about 2-3 fry. I stand at the tank and watch them and the little ones that can swim the fastest to a safe place survive. Let nature take it's course.
If anything ever happens to my live bearers I will not purchase anymore. I don't like seeing the babies get eaten.