Its been a week since they started free swimming, the parents are starting to allow the fry a little bit of free range (not keeping them herded tightly together). Numbers have decreased considerably, seems to be happening at night actually. I suspect our bristlenose pleco. I'll be taking the pleco out once the fry are big enough that I won't stress anyone out during the chase. There are still probably 20-30 fry swimming around though, getting bigger by the day (and more opaque). They eat their frozen baby brine shrimp vigorously, even going after the flake food I feed the parents. So far so good!
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