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Old 10-04-2011, 06:20 PM   #21
 
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That was my first thought but I wasn't sure.

So far I have 3 dead fry, hopefully I'll get better at my egg hatching.
Yeah my rainbows breed all the time and I'm still working on mastering this. Its amusing because I did raise 6 or so boesemani years ago but haven't been able to do it again. I use to have problems with the eggs molding, once I fixed that it was that the fry would hatch but die within a day. At my old house I would find young fry in the community tank I'm not sure what I was missing. Since I have moved I haven't found much as far as fry. My boesemani always seem to be breeding though. Once I have time I'll probably try again with this new tap water.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:25 PM   #22
 
From what I have been told and read, using mops, picking eggs then picking out any fungused ones. Then placing in small sandwich like container keept at 80-82 degrees, hatching transfer to 5-10g, then feeding micron sized foods for a week then going to brine shrimp. That's the short version, provides the best hatch rate. I have my adult bows coming this week hopefully I'll get lost of practice.

I was told the ones I trashed thinking they were dead were actually just premature and would have more than likely lived. I'm learning. I've been reading a lot and talking to rainbow breeders.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:44 PM   #23
 
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i have 4 turqoise 3 bosmani and 1 thats yellow? (was sold to me as a bosmani) in my 55g

my LFS recently got in some of those reds which i wanted SOOO bad but my roommate would kill me if i got a bigger tank to suit all those rainbows lol

ill probably have to get a bigger soon enough though as i also have 3 denison barbs with them
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:58 PM   #24
 
I'm in love with rainbow fish I've found all kinds of species I want. I have run out of tank space or I would be getting more. I have one more open tank for preacox once I save up some money.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:09 PM   #25
 
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From what I have been told and read, using mops, picking eggs then picking out any fungused ones. Then placing in small sandwich like container keept at 80-82 degrees, hatching transfer to 5-10g, then feeding micron sized foods for a week then going to brine shrimp. That's the short version, provides the best hatch rate. I have my adult bows coming this week hopefully I'll get lost of practice.

I was told the ones I trashed thinking they were dead were actually just premature and would have more than likely lived. I'm learning. I've been reading a lot and talking to rainbow breeders.
Yep thats the method I normally take, but I don't have a proper fry tank lol Usually though they die so fast IDK whats up. The first time it went so smoothly
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