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Old 03-29-2011, 06:16 AM   #11 
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The female's age might have been part of the problem. I often experience similar deaths when using young females. The fry are simply too weak to survive. When using older ones, even forgotten fry (missed them when moving) often make it through. IMO 6 months is the ideal age - they are almost fully grown and more mature (?).

Bubble nest has nothing to do with age. It's just his character. And he has proven himself to be a good father. So there shouldn't be anything wrong with him.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:49 AM   #12 
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Today the numbers have dwindle to 12, give or take a few, my hopes in their survival has diminished. Tomorrow might be their last day.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:12 PM   #13 
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Aww, I'm sorry! I hope they'll make it.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:03 AM   #14 
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Four are left, I am going to end this miserable train wreck. I have taken the assumption that this patch was a weak patch of fry, but could it possible be something else that had cause the death of all the fry? We can rule out temperature, as my temperature is always at 80-81, insignificant source of food, because I feed them 3 times a day with VE, and water quality, because there seems to be no trace of ammonia and nitrite. Could it be a bacterial infection, a disease, or a virus? I found some small white critters, smaller than the fry, on the side of the tank mostly at the water line, are these infusorians or are they something else?
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:28 PM   #15 
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Hm, I don't know what those are )=

I think you should transfer the fry to a different tank/tub in case there's something wrong with yours. Since there are only four it shouldn't create much bioload.

How are they?
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:20 PM   #16 
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I only found two today and I gave them both their own half gallon jar. Both still very active and alive today, but who knows what tomorrow will brings. I have washed the tank and cleaned it thoroughly. I took the plants out and sterilized them as well in a bleach solution. In the next 2-3 weeks I will spawn again hopefully this time they would survive.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:02 PM   #17 
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could be a parasites.........
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Did you use any meds. in the water?
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:36 PM   #19 
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no there was no meds. Both the fry died in their separate container.
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well what I can do is do more research on parasites I wish I could be of more help to you.__
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