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Old 04-16-2011, 03:06 PM   #21 
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Aww, I hope they all make it!
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:25 PM   #22 
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If you have them in a heavily planted tank loaded with infusoria, there are always at least double the number of fry you first estimate. The fry should certainly be ready for freshly hatched baby brine shrimp now. It might be a good idea to remove the male now if you have not done so already.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:08 PM   #23 
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Aww, I hope they all make it!
Thank you, I hope so too.

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If you have them in a heavily planted tank loaded with infusoria, there are always at least double the number of fry you first estimate. The fry should certainly be ready for freshly hatched baby brine shrimp now. It might be a good idea to remove the male now if you have not done so already.
I moved the male out yesterday so they are on there own now. And yes there were a lot of infusoria, but I checked this yesterday morning and the infusoria population was almost depleted, that was actually the reason why I went ahead and fed them the BBS. I was surprise the numbers were where I had estimated them to be too, so I counted them again and found a number of them hiding around some Hornwort far in the back. I counted 36 this time, still a bit low, but I'm satisfied with the numbers.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:11 AM   #24 
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This experience has made me understand my own situation a bit. Though, I "tossed them in the tub" together, unconditioned, no almond leaves, etc. My fish spawned. I put a little saltwater mix in the tub. I hope that the fry survive.
Sounds like I could loose them.
I wish you the best with your spawning experience.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:45 PM   #25 
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Thank you AkiGari, I wish the best to your fry too
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:39 AM   #26 
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An update on the fry.

The number seems to be the same, but whats new is they have past the 14 day mark, they're two weeks old now. They are doing well, very active and I can see growth, some more than others. It is quite a pleasant sight to see them chow down on the BBS.

One question though, I feed them BBS twice daily, once in the morning, usually at 9-10am, and again at 4pm, right before the lights goes out, does this seem adequate or should I try giving them both BBS and microworms to get a variety of food (not both during the same feed of course, BBS in the morning then microworms in the evening or vice versa)?
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:56 AM   #27 
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A variety of diet is better for the fry since each food provides different nutritional value. Further the fry are used to varieties thus should accept new food quicker. BUT feeding one type of food during certain periods of their development is also ok.
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Thank you indjo, since both food is at my disposal I shall alternate between the two then.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:54 AM   #29 
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it out.

Good luck on raising your fry. Water changes seem to be the key for me. And I add a little bit of salt with each water change.
This is good for me to know. I thought that adding it after the hatching would be a good thing. I guess I'll keep doing it to keep fry from getting sick.
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Thanks at 60+fry

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Thank you AkiGari, I wish the best to your fry too
We're hanging in, going on start of 2nd week since spawn!
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