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Old 01-02-2013, 01:36 AM   #21 
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Some sink, some float. I forgot which are the good eggs - float or sink. All I remember is that they are constantly flying all over the bottle by the bubbles.

I hope someone can add better info on this.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #22 
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With my BBS eggs...unhatched eggs sink and shells from hatched float, however, this is for the first 24h...after that-everything seems to sink.

Once you turn off the airstone and allow everything to settle-you can use a flashlight to shine in one area and the BBS will be attracted to the light to make collection easier.
I like to siphon mine off into a brine shrimp net that I have resting over a empty container to catch the water-Then I rinse them under running water before I feed to the fry using an eyedropper to target feed.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:36 PM   #23 
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Well another question can you over feed your fry's? I put way too much bbs today and their belly looks like it will explode.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #24 
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I would add Java moss to Baby Setups. They help clean water and small organisms that can act like snacks can grow.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:24 PM   #25 
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Yes, you can overfeed the fry with BBS or any food for that matter-By overfeeding, sometimes you can see buoyancy problems that may or may not resolve on its own. In some cases overfeeding can cause long term problems with developing fry.

A good varied diet fed in small frequent meals is best-Watch their tummy-it should look round and usually will be the color of the food.
I would make water changes after overfeeding and if you add some common snails to the fry tank-they can help to a degree with cleanup between the needed daily water changes.

IMO/E-adding live plants is almost always beneficial....Live plants provide-cover, resting spots off the floor, help with water quality and provide some microorganisms for free range fry food-This of course can vary.....

Water changes are also really important for best growth/development-When spawning using the standard method-at least 50-80% daily to twice-three times a day-depending on spawn size and if you have lots of fast growing/thriving plants-again, many variables....
Proper water temp-neither too warm or too cool-I have found more with developing eggs than fry-that too warm or cool can cause too fast or slow development that can result in weak fry.
Heat and humidity over the water is also important-especially when the fry start to develop the labyrinth organ-between the age of 2-6 weeks. Too cool/dry air over the water when the fry take their first breath of atmospheric air can sometimes result in mass die off and/or long term health issues.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:25 PM   #26 
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Free range fry? Whats the other option?
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:41 PM   #27 
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What free range? I just got some decapsulated bbs and i order some mircoworm. Hopefully they will eat the decap bbs sense I've been only feefing live food. I got one small snail which keep my tank super tank clean and i think he's looking for food now.
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IMO/E-adding live plants is almost always beneficial....Live plants provide-cover, resting spots off the floor, help with water quality and provide some microorganisms for free range fry food-This of course can vary.....
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #29 
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Thanks Chocolate, quoting Oldfishlady is the best ideal :)
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What? In dont get it?
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