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post #31 of 56 Old 09-03-2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Well there a month old and doing fine. Mom has recovered nicly and is healthy babies have started to swim more of the tank and are exploring there area. They are in a ten gallon with some mollie and platy young.
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post #32 of 56 Old 09-03-2012, 07:57 AM
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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.

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post #33 of 56 Old 09-03-2012, 08:45 AM
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How did you strip her of the fry? The pencil eraser trick?
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post #34 of 56 Old 09-09-2012, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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Just by hand. I used slight pressure on her jaw and made her open her mouth. I used my finger to put slight pressure to cause her to give up her fry. Was able to feel how much pressure so not to hurt her.
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Usually all it takes is a few fry to come out and she will spit the rest anyway.

Once you strip a female it is best to remove her to an isolation tank (if possible), not only does it allow her to recover her strength from not eating for nearly 28 days, it also makes it less likely she will try and roundup the fry into her mouth and potentially harm them.

Once the females spit the fry, she will not really mother them anymore, it is survival of the fittest. If she is very hungry and not isolated she can see the fry as an easy food source.

If any of the fry still have a small amount of egg sack attached DO NOT feed the tank, they will get all the nutrients they need from the remainder of the egg sack. Flake food / liquid food when there are still egg sacks attached can actually cause the egg sacks to go bad and cause a disease outbreak in the tank. Wait until there are no egg sacks left on any of the fish before starting to feed the tank.
If they are in the main display tank and not a breeder tank, then you have no option but to feed the tank. Fry should not be in a display tank with other cichlids until at least an inch long or in a tank with an awful lot of hiding places.
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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 #36 of 56 Old 09-09-2012, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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I striped them at day 17 after they were concived. They nolonger had the egg sacks. I have since lost about half of them but the remaining ones are very healthy and growing fast. They are sharing a ten gallon tank with some mollie and platy fry.
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post #37 of 56 Old 09-09-2012, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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post #38 of 56 Old 09-09-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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friday they wew five weeks old.
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post #39 of 56 Old 09-09-2012, 04:51 PM
The little guys are so cute!! They look so different to my electric yellow fry. Think yours have a more vibrant colour.
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post #40 of 56 Old 09-09-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Both male and female are a darker yellow almost the same on most consteuction equeptment what is called John Deere yellow almost a faint orange. The male is very colorfull but cant seem to get a great picture of him.
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