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Old 11-21-2010, 11:07 PM   #21 
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That's great!! :)
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:54 AM   #22 
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The fry are 1 week old today! :)
Still 40-50-ish fry swimming around.

Today I will start filling up the tank, and I'm going to start feeding BBS tomorrow.
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40-50! That's a good number.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:27 PM   #24 
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The fry got their first feeding of BBS today. :)

At first some of them were scared of the BBS lol but in the end almost every fry has a big orange belly. At the moment they're averaged sized for their age, but I just started water changes yesterday. I hope they get some good growth by week 2. :)
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I'm glad thet're doing well. :)
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:06 PM   #26 
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2 weeks old today. :)

I have not say I am NOT happy with the growth of this spawn. :/ They are no where near the size,my other fry were when they were this age. I have been doing daily WCs since week 1. I'm currently feeding BBS. I think the bad growth has to do with the fact there where so many fry the first week. I had the first die off in the tank and currently have around 30-40-ish fry.
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:09 PM   #27 
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Wow! They look absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe you have such a huge spawn I hope a lot of them survive!

...and if you're doing this, I'll buy one from you...the smallest one you have from this brood!

If I'm breaking any forum rules for asking to buy, I'm sorry! I'm just super excited about your fry, beat2020!
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:11 PM   #28 
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What size is the tank and what's the temperature?

I don't think the number of fry should decrease the rate of growth unless your either not feeding enough to accommodate everyone or not doing enough water changes to keep the stunting hormone down.

Either way it sounds like you have a decent number :)

How are your other fry doing?
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Wow! They look absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe you have such a huge spawn I hope a lot of them survive!

...and if you're doing this, I'll buy one from you...the smallest one you have from this brood!

If I'm breaking any forum rules for asking to buy, I'm sorry! I'm just super excited about your fry, beat2020!
Lol, I'll try to remember to save one fry for you.
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What size is the tank and what's the temperature?

I don't think the number of fry should decrease the rate of growth unless your either not feeding enough to accommodate everyone or not doing enough water changes to keep the stunting hormone down.

Either way it sounds like you have a decent number :)

How are your other fry doing?
The tank is a 16g, that's filled a little more than half way. The temperature is around 82*. I'm feeding BBS either twice or once a day, with WCs everyday.

My other fry are doing GREAT! They are growing very well. They're getting a bit of color.(Blue-ish) :) They'll be 1 month old tomorrow. I'm going to try to take pictures of them once my camera charges...
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How big are the water changes and about how much are you feeding?

The general guideline is 3-5 BBS per fry but of course you would just have to estimate the number you put in. As long as every fry has a round belly then your feeding enough.

It could just be that they're slow growers. I keep my tub at 84*F so that speeds up my growth a little.
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