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Old 02-23-2010, 07:33 PM   #21 
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Sounds like everything is going well!!!!!!

Eggs CAN take up to 72 hours to hatch. It's not very common, but it happens.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:50 PM   #22 
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Oh ok, I really hope some hatch! How tiny are the tails when they hatch and you can see the tails hanging down? Cos I think I can see a couple but I'm not sure!
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:26 PM   #23 
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The nest will look kinda "Hairy"

here is a video of baby fry..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRT4o_BdHmQ
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:47 PM   #24 
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Helllpppppp!!!
I just got in from work and looked straight in the tank. There were loads of fry dropping down from the nest with what looks like their eggs still attached? They had tails and were swimming around a bit. I panicked cos I thought the male was eating them so I removed him, but now I'm thinking maybe they haven't hatched yet, but are still in the 'hairy' stage?! They have little eggs and tails, and are all dropping down to the bare bottom of the tank weighed down by their little 'egg heads' and then just laying on the floor of the tank and not moving. Do I need to put the male back in? Are the fry on the tank floor dead? What do I do?!!! :/
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:51 PM   #25 
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I have no idea what to tell you. Hopefully, one of our breeders will come along soon to advise you.
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:12 PM   #26 
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Ok well I stopped panicking like an idiot lol, put the male back in and he's collecting all the fallen babies up and putting them back in the nest! Thankfully! :)
How long-ish until they become properly free swimming and free of their eggs? Also, I put a tiny bit of the 'culture' that I made into the tank earlier, and also a bit of liquifry during the panic stage lol, as I thought they might need feeding and the culture STINKS! And has the consistency of sort of cotton wool water if that makes any sense?! Is this normal? If not, I'm worried what I can feed my babies if my culture didn't work?
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:19 PM   #27 
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Yeah, cultures stink. That's normal.

The fry will become free swimming in about 2-3 days.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:27 AM   #29 
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Ok thanks again!! :)
I came down this morning and can only see a handful of babies. The male is still picking them up and returning them to the nest, do you think the others hatched and he ate them? Should I take him out now?
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:31 AM   #30 
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Yeah. I'd take him out. If they are free swimming, then give them a meal.
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