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Old 01-11-2012, 12:06 PM   #41 
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Your fish both have such a gorgeous colour!
I think i may have to look out for a fish similar when im ready to get my second :)
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:12 PM   #42 
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:06 AM   #43 
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My fry are still doing very well. I've only found one dead fry so far, doesn't mean I haven't lost more, I just haven't seen them.
Last night while siphoning out water (I use air line), one of the fry somehow got sucked up and fell on the paper towel I have in front of the tank while cleaning. Anyway, I very carefully touched him/her with my finger, and swished him/her back in the tank. The fry looked a little stunned at first, but then swam off, what a relief! Probably saying, "hey guys, guess what happened to me?"
When adding new water, I use the drip line method. That way the chemistry doesn't change very quickly. There is a size difference, but I've come to believe that is normal in spawns.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:54 PM   #44 
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Size difference is normal. You might get some 2cm (less than 1") while some are still less than 5mm. If you have an extra tank, it would be best to separate them by size. This should give the small ones a chance to grow.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:25 PM   #45 
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My fry are only a little over two weeks old. Isn't that too young to be moving to new tanks?
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #46 
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Mine are the same age and i'm afraid to separate them yet as well. >< But yeah, i also have the huge size differences. x.x
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:40 AM   #47 
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It is never too early to separate and start movingbthem as long as you can catch them and have the water ages and with very close to the exact water as your current tank.

I would suggest separating, but it isnt essential at he moment. Just wait until they are three or three and a half weeks or so if you would feel more comfortable then.

This kind of thing, many breeders have to make choices and it differs as many breeders have different ways of breeding that works for them, but may not work for others.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #48 
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At the moment, I feel comfortable leaving the smaller fry in with their bigger siblings. I have a large amount of java moss that they can hide in if there is any trouble. So far, I haven't seen any of the bigger fry picking on the smaller ones.
At feeding time, they all come out and that is pretty much the only time I see the smaller ones. I haven't seen any agression yet.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:24 PM   #49 
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You should be fine for another few weeks.
Cause The bigger one is not big enough to eat the little ones yet.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:21 PM   #50 
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Thank you Curlyfatbottom. I think that there shouldn't be any trouble especially as long as they are fed often enough.
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