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post #1 of 5 Old 03-04-2012, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Oh, My!!! My GBR (new pair) have eggs!!

They have eggs, and they are wigglers! Unbelievable! Yikes, now what do I do? I put my sponge filter back on the filter intake, to prevent them getting sucked up.

Okay, I have a few hours until LFS opens. Should I get a nursey net? I'm in process of setting up a 5 gallon, and I'm not sure if I should go ahead and put the "lone/left out" female in that? She not being harrassed to any terrible extend, she is kept away though. Will she get killed once and if they hatch? Should I let the parents just raise them by themselves, but get the other female out? The worse part is I've been treating the tank for Ich with Quick Cure, and I still have one spot left on a Cardinal. I'm not sure why they'd have eggs with that going on - ugh! Help!! The tank is only a 30 gallon.

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-04-2012, 12:41 PM
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My thoughts would be to leave the tank alone for now. Keep the 5g ready to go but give the parents a chance to raise the fry. Whats the temperature in the tank right now?
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My thoughts would be to leave the tank alone for now. Keep the 5g ready to go but give the parents a chance to raise the fry. Whats the temperature in the tank right now?

Thank you!! I'm thinking the same. Leaving it alone, no more meds for now. I won't move the other female out unless they really go after her. The tank is at 87 degrees. Raised it slightly when I got ich, which came from the female that was not chosen as the "mate", and I think the stress of being new and being a bit chased, brought it on. I only see one spot each, left on 2 tetras. I caught it very early, but I still have it :(

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The eggs have hatched!!

I took a video, working on getting it uploaded. So, far it's not working, so not sure when I'll have that up. The babies are swimming!!! So cool! A bit afraid to watch too much, I don't want to stress parents. Oh, how I wish I didn't have "Quick cure" in the tank right now. I'll stop treatment and I plan on letting the parents raise the babies.

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I took a video, working on getting it uploaded. So, far it's not working, so not sure when I'll have that up. The babies are swimming!!! So cool! A bit afraid to watch too much, I don't want to stress parents. Oh, how I wish I didn't have "Quick cure" in the tank right now. I'll stop treatment and I plan on letting the parents raise the babies.

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Well I do have a video of the cute little buggers swimming, and parents keeping them in a small space, but can't upload it :( Hopefully, when my husband is less busy, he'll help me. I will probably start a new post, when I can get it uploaded. So exciting, to see so many fry!

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