01-29-2007, 09:21 PM
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escape artist fry, I am at wit's end
Okay, Beside my abnormal behaving fish, I'm ready to scream.
Today is my day off and finally made it to town (45 minutes away) to get a breeder unit. I bought one of the small rigid plastic ones with the little v trough. I figured this would do because I don't want to breed fish but I am an opportunist and thought I would go ahead and try to raise 3 or 4 fry and see what happens.
I took everything out of the breeder and preceeded to catch the 2 that survived the filter over night (I had 5 left last night). I took a Bathroom Dixie cup (I was afraid to use the turkey baster because their eyes and stripe are not reflecting yet) and caught them and placed them in the breeder. I bent over to put the cup on the floor and one was gone! I checked the cup to make sure he didn't stick and during this time the second escaped! Sorry venting a bit.
They are now swimming around the outside of the breeder laughing at me(if only fish could laugh). Now what? I didn't realize they would be able to escape through the slits..
Are the breeders with the netting better? I took one out of the box in the store and the holes looked like the fry would be able to get through them. Any suggestions?