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Old 09-24-2010, 12:39 PM   #21
 
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Around 4 days after wigglers start. The whole process from egg laying to free-swimming is 7 days. What day did they first lay the eggs?
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:44 PM   #22
 
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Fry- First Pic!

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Around 4 days after wigglers start. The whole process from egg laying to free-swimming is 7 days. What day did they first lay the eggs?
The eggs were laid on Sunday morning, they hatched Wednesday morning.
I was able to get a pic. This is so exciting to me as I can see that they are actually itty bitty fish now.
I'm going to call Ron (my LFS guru) so I can get up to speed and ready to feed them, if and when the time comes. I have a cycled tank the fry can be moved to, I'll have to figure out the baby brine shrimp hatchery "thingy majig". I need to not put the cart before the horse. If I get too prepared someone will end up eating them! Of course, I told myself prior to this I would let nature take its course but now that I see little tails moving it's hard to not want to take care of them.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:59 PM   #23
 
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You are very, very close my friend! By Sunday evening they will be free-swimming. As in my video, only a few will start swimming and as the hours go by, they will all become free-swimming. The brine shrimp hatchery takes 48 hours, so you'd have to start it today. There is this powder by Hakari called "First Bites" that you can try if you can't get a hold of a hatchery in time, but baby brine shrimp will be the best for them. To transfer the fry from your 100g to your fry tank, you can use airline tubing that's a bit thicker (the hole bigger) and syphon them out through the airline tubing into the fry tank. This will cause less stress than netting them, exposing them to air, and placing them in the fry tank, IMO.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:08 PM   #24
 
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You are very, very close my friend! By Sunday evening they will be free-swimming. As in my video, only a few will start swimming and as the hours go by, they will all become free-swimming. The brine shrimp hatchery takes 48 hours, so you'd have to start it today. There is this powder by Hakari called "First Bites" that you can try if you can't get a hold of a hatchery in time, but baby brine shrimp will be the best for them. To transfer the fry from your 100g to your fry tank, you can use airline tubing that's a bit thicker (the hole bigger) and syphon them out through the airline tubing into the fry tank. This will cause less stress than netting them, exposing them to air, and placing them in the fry tank, IMO.
Great tip on the airline tubing! I have more than a few days on setting up the hatchery. The free swimming fry feed off of the parents slime coat for the first week or so. If we even get that far...
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:12 PM   #25
 
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Ohh, that's something that's different when compared to Angels. They need to be fed within a few hours of becoming free-swimming. Ask Ron how you know when to start feeding real food. Is there a sign to look for? I'm curious as well.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:15 PM   #26
 
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Ron tells me when you start seeing them venturing away from their parents it's time to pull them and start feeding newly hatched baby brine. He has a hatchery for me and says it's as "easy as pie" but he also said it's "stinky" smelling. Wade's going to love that! lol
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:31 PM   #27
 
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Wow, Ron is awesome. Giving you a brine shrimp hatchery. As for where to put it, just put it where Wade never goes. My guess would be the kitchen or the laundry room hahaha.
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:39 PM   #28
 
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does any 1 have any advise on setting up a brine shrimp hatchery (sorry 4 interupting) or a site on the infomation :):):)
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:54 PM   #29
 
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Go on YouTube and do a search for brine shrimp hatchery. There's plenty of videos there to teach you how to set one up properly
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:48 PM   #30
 
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Okay, the stress of watching all this is killing me! A fry will fall away from the magnet and start swimming, Dad or Mom sucks them into their mouth and deposits them right back on the magnet. At one point there were six of them going every which way and I was worried that Mom and Dad wouldn't get them all before someone (ram, loach, other discus) made a quick snack. At this rate I don't know how the fry will make until morning. Arrgh.
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