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Old 01-12-2011, 11:49 AM   #1 
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1st time breeding

My pair spawned yesterday morning and this afternoon i've noticed fry dropping from the bubble nest. The male picks them up and spits them back into the nest. Some of them are making an attempt to swim back up on there own but the majority of them just sink slowly to the bottom. Is it normal for them to just sink without attempting to swim up? He seems to have trouble with a couple of them, has to repeatedly pick them up.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:53 AM   #2 
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yea, they cant swim for a while after hatching. he will keep helping them back in untill they can swim on their own! its normal.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:54 AM   #3 
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Congrats....and yes that is normal.....they fall he pick them up over and over...lol...some will gets themselves back to the nest and other wait on daddy......

What are your feeding plans for the fry....this is one of the fun parts too....I love watching the fry attack and eat......
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:56 AM   #4 
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Poor lad, the fry's are falling like a snowstorm. He's going to be worn out.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:58 AM   #5 
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I have Infusoria and baby brine shrimp ready. The tank has live plants so infusoria should be growing in there but i have several jars ready as well.
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Great...you sound like you did your homework and ready for the next step......now the fun begins.....look forward to pic and hearing about their growth and development......
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as do i! im excited to see how they turn out! Keep an eye on daddy, make sure he dousnt decide to make them lunch.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:59 AM   #8 
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It's been 24 hours now that the fry have been dropping from the nest. Poor dad is having a hard time keeping them all up there, lol. There egg sacs are getting smaller. Mom is happily swimming around back in the sorority tank. I have noticed that 1 fry has his tail curled round when he drops, all the others seem to have straight tails. Is he deformed? or will he straighten it eventually?
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Its hard to say at this point.....I would give it more time-it may straighten out once it become free swimming......
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:21 AM   #10 
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Pic of fry.

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