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post #11 of 18 Old 07-28-2012, 02:50 PM
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Wow very cool whats your water parms.? If it ok i ask. Well good luck with them how many in total do you have in your tank?
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post #12 of 18 Old 07-28-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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I have about 35 fish total 5 yellow labs
80-82 degree f
8.0 ph

First girl got knocked up after a water change

2nd after I gave them a nice home made veggie meal
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post #13 of 18 Old 07-28-2012, 04:56 PM
Just had to chime in here and say wow! LOVE your tank setup, looks amazing!! Love all the contrasting colours of the rocks/wood against the fish. Congrats on the expecting parents too :)
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post #14 of 18 Old 07-29-2012, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you Drivingmissfishy. I've discovered the downside of lots of rock...hard to catch fish when you need to :( that's gonna be some work lol.
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Yea i bet! Lol
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post #16 of 18 Old 07-29-2012, 09:13 PM
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Congrats on the holding females. I am going to go against setting up the 10g tank and say go for the 29g tank for the fry. There is an awful lot of hiding places in the tank and as it is their first brood, they may not hold to full term anyway or actually eat the eggs.

If you want to remove them, then put them in the 29g tank. The females will NOT eat at all, while they holding but once the fry are born, remove the females as soon as possible. The females can be in the 29g with the fry for a few days until they get their strength back and are eating.

It can be quite a challenge having two females holding at the same time, and when I had fish holding in my 180g tank, I left them in the main tank. The more hiding places the better for the young ones. Fry are very good at hiding provided there is enough places for them to hide, which your tank has.

Keep us posted as to how things develop, fry should be born in 20-25 days or there about but please DO NOT be discouraged that they dont hold full term or eat the eggs, it can take a few tries for them to get it right.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #17 of 18 Old 08-03-2012, 03:25 PM
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Wow!!!!! Beautiful tank. What size is it??? Sure looks healthy and happy!
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post #18 of 18 Old 08-03-2012, 03:28 PM
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Opps Sorry your first post stated tank size.
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