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Holding Mothers? Please help!!
Old 07-27-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
 
Holding Mothers? Please help!!

I got home from 2 weeks in Ireland, and found that two of my peacocks were holding. I went out and got a 10 gal set it up with my tank water and seeded it with some rocks. I got the two out and isolated them. Right away one of them let out a baby fish. they are both still holding. What do i do? Do i strip them both and put them back in the main tank? Or do i leave em in the small tank?

Please help. I am very new to the whole breeding thing.

Here are a few pics..

The pink peacock looks like there might be something wrong with her gills, is this normal?






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Old 07-27-2007, 08:24 PM   #2
 
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IMO, leave them to do their job. Fry from mouthbrooders are much safer than those who lay their eggs where too many risks of predation are involved.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:37 PM   #3
 
Leave them in the big tank or the small tank?
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:42 PM   #4
 
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Leave them in the big tank or the small tank?
Either way will be okay. The fry themselves are well-protected inside their mothers' mouths.:)
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:56 PM   #5
 
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Leave them in the big tank or the small tank?
Either way will be okay. The fry themselves are well-protected inside their mothers' mouths.:)
Ok, I have no experience what-so-ever in this area...is there anything you can tell me to help me. Or a point me to a post that lays it all out?
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:02 PM   #6
 
I strip my females most of the time. I place the fry in 5g holding tanks until all are free swimming. The tanks are fairly heavily ariated with air stones. I also use an anti-fungal medication (methyline blue). The tanks are very spartan with just the airstone bubbler and a sponge filter (billi filters usually). There is no gravel in the tanks. The fishroom is heated so no heater is used. Congrats and good luck.
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