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Old 03-02-2012, 03:16 AM   #201 
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So what are the chances of fry when the male is not tending any nest at all? All my male has done today is rest in 1 of 3 spots up on the plants so he doesnt have to move to breathe. He isn't acting at all like he was when there was eggs even when I believed I had wrigglers.
Could I have free swimming and he is saying he is done with his job?

How do I proceed from this point when I have no evidence of fry in the tank, and an exhausted and hungry male
I plan on pulling the male roughly noon tomorrow to get him in a recovery tank.
Time to feed him lots of live food to get his strength back.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:25 AM   #202 
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I have had this happen on a few occasions. If he is not tending the nest and you know for sure that he isn't, take him out. He is stressed. Babies will survive is he hasn't eaten them. Maybe not all of them but some will. You could also lower the water level to about 2 inches to give them a better chance. No worries, in a few weeks, he will be ready again. experience makes better parents.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:42 AM   #203 
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If the male isn't tending to anything and is mostly motionless, take him out because he may be stressed. He needs to be quarantined because it may compromise his general immune system. Hope I'm wrong about this.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:39 PM   #204 
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Thats what I thought. I will be pulling him in just a little bit. after I set up the QT.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:40 PM   #205 
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I'm sorry it didn't work out, better luck next time.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #206 
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Thanks Tpocicat, but hey its a learning experience. Every thing happens to teach us something when it comes to these fish. So now I know something new and am even more ready for next time.

Query - How long should I treat the tank like there is fry in there? Mind you I have not seen a single one after the eggs vanished/hatched.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:18 PM   #207 
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Okay so last spawn update for this log. I have removed the male and in the process of having to sadly chase him everywhere in the tank I have determined that there are no fry in the tank. I have looked quite literally everywhere in the tank. I will keep the tank set up for another day or so in hopes I am wrong.
I will be beginning to build them back up to full health then recondition. I will try this pair again in about a month.

Until then I am going to get my next pair ready to breed and another tank set up.
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It's all good when there is something learned. Best of luck next time.
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