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Old 12-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #11 
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Wow just did water change and it gots to be one the hardest thing I ever done haha and I think I'm going to lose a few frys =(
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:34 AM   #12 
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I use a turkey baster for cleaning out fry tanks :) then put the water into a clear container so I may go through it and suck up any caught fry and put them back.

I bred a dragon to an iridescent female, and got a lot of metallics out of it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:55 AM   #13 
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Genetically metallic is single metallic gene (+) while dragons are double metallic genes (++). So dragon x metallic should produce lots of metallic and some partial dragon.

Attach an air stone to your siphon so fry doesn't get sucked out. When using siphon, reduce the distance/elevation between water level and outlet thus suction will not be too strong, just enough to suck wastes or water. Slower . . . but safer.
You could also try vibrating finger or stick on water surface so fry gather in one area while you siphon the opposite area.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #14 
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I just use a air hose to siphon the dirty stuff into a white bucket but its still hard to see them because my waters all yellow from the almond leaves haha and while I'm siphoning the dirty stuff I use another tube to siphon new water into the tank
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IMO it would be best to refill later, not while you siphon wastes. That way you reduce more ammonia. Just refill very slowly - plug your siphon with a chopstick or use rubber band.

Don't siphon, for example, a tank on a table to a bucket on the floor. The suction will be very strong. Place a bowl on the table and siphon into that to reduce suction strength. You might still suck out fry, but not as many as when using strong suction.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #16 
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Alright thanks for the info lol
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #17 
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They will become very strong swimmers soon, anyways At least mine did. Using a low flow, I stopped getting as many fry in my bucket.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:11 PM   #18 
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I'm going to keep a vlog on my frys if anyone is interested, it be on my yt =D

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:56 AM   #19 
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I have heard that Dragons are more aggresive, I just ordered some and was curious if this is true?
Myself I strive to get uniform colors or patterns.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #20 
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I think it's all on the fish. Some are aggressive and some aren't there's a thread on here and he said his dragon was shy, so I think it's just how your dragon is some are and skme aren't
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