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Old 06-14-2013, 05:19 PM   #1 
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Question First Spawn-Fry hatched

Got home tonight to find Romeo busy trying to keep his fry in the nest
when should i take him out of the tank? I have heard a lot of different ideas whats yalls opinon. Has anyone ever left the male in, how would that work?
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:35 PM   #2 
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Take him out when the fry begin free-swimming. Then provide your first feeding of live food immediately afterwards.

Honestly, leaving th make in is not recommended.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:04 PM   #3 
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free swimming?

I see a few fry swimming around but most just seem to fall to the bottom and dad takes them back to the nest, just hatched today. Dads a busy beaver.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:47 PM   #4 
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The male is taken out after fry are free swimming.

If you want to leave him, ask yourself; how important are the fry because there's always the possibility that he will eat them. But good fathers will actually feed his fry. . . . your choice.
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I starting to notices a lot of "darters" today. also looks like several dead fry on the bottom is this normal.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:57 AM   #6 
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They probably starved. Once they run out of their yolk (when they start free swimming) they must eat immediately or they will starve very quickly
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