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Old 05-21-2010, 02:15 AM   #11
 
they also grow faster if ther in with the parents i have found
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:06 AM   #12
 
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i agree with that :):):)
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:14 PM   #13
 
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I wouldn't keep them in the breeder nets. It causes a ton of un needed stress and you seem to have a lot of good hiding spots for the fry. There will be several others comment that have more experience than I do, but I'd definitely let them out of the nets. Gorgeous tank by the way!! Also, your fish are beautiful too!



well last night we got invited last minute to his (my other half) sisters college graduation ceremony.

so i had planned a water change, and to remove the nets. i got up to adding plants from another planted tank and adding a marimo ball, but then we got that phone call, and out the door we went.

so when we got home (after they took us al out for dinner) it was 1130pm, so we turned the lights out and went to bed.
in the morning i asked my better half to check on 2 things.
1 check on pinky a shubunkin who was slow yesterday.
2 check on nugget the pleco in the platy/molly/guppy tank

he came back and said
"pinky is dead." i said "ok, well how about nugget then?"
he walked to check and found nugget with his head out of the water and his odontodes stuck in a breeder net.
"he's dead"
i jumped out of bed and he had knocked him down to see if he would revive.
he didnt .
not a good morning. i promptly finished the wanted water change, (the water was fine tho, i checked it)
and then freed the mommys to be.

poor nugget and pinky.
RIP
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:42 PM   #14
 
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awwwwww thats awful :(....sorry to hear that :(
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:29 AM   #15
 
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A little new parent advise

Hello Rosehower, I wanted to give you some advise. Ive been breeding and raising fish for years now. I would not keep those fish in those nets. As much as we all want to make sure no harm comes to our lilttle buddies. it sometimes causes harm to do the HUMAN way of protecting our pets. Provide plenty of places for the fry to hide.Dense plants.stacked flat rocks that allow access to small crevices the adult cant wander into or under and low level lightening for a few days.(( another point I need to make- not all black anal areas are true gravid spots )) Ive had a fancy guppy for 2 years with a ** gravid spot ** that has never given birth. She was the one lone guppy in a swordtail tank for 11 months with said spot, so dont assume your fish are pregnant. Increase the temp in your tank to the 80*f range feed some live food for a few days- this usually will trigger birth in fish that are close to their time-good luck
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:40 AM   #16
 
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thank you fryup.

spooky the nets are gone. i freed the mommys in my last post.

i just cant imagine that i have eugh spots for fry to hide.

i did put a sponge thingy on the intake to prevent fry of bering filter food.

lets see how it goes
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:08 AM   #17
 
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get hold off some coco nut shellls and drill some small ish holes in to them then fry can just go in there ....im getting some tmoro because the sword that had fry 2 weeks ago looks like shes pregnant agen so im just playing the waiting gamer :):):)
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:12 PM   #18
 
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get hold off some coco nut shellls and drill some small ish holes in to them then fry can just go in there ....im getting some tmoro because the sword that had fry 2 weeks ago looks like shes pregnant agen so im just playing the waiting gamer :):):)

awww! congratulations, lol ok, i'll look for some coconut shells here.
around me they sell halved shells as bird toys sometimes. i'll look around
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