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migdem 10-01-2010 01:55 PM

how to catch kribs fry?
 
I have a batch of 1 month old Kribensis fry and would like to catch them to put them in a tank of their own without parents so that I could breed them again. What is the best way to catch them? I have 2 large driftwood one of them have their nest so i do not want to touch that if possible also i have a sandy gravel.
Any tips please?

kitten_penang 10-01-2010 06:30 PM

dont remove them just add more hiding places and they should be fine

migdem 10-01-2010 07:21 PM

a rearing tank wouldn't be much better?

aunt kymmie 10-01-2010 07:37 PM

What size tank are the parents and fry in at the moment? I would probably lower the water level and use two nets, one net to chase the fry into the other net.

migdem 10-01-2010 07:42 PM

60 litre tank. was going to give them a 30 litre tank just for themselves around 40 in total of about 1cm each.

kitten_penang 10-02-2010 03:51 AM

well you did say you dint wanna stir up the tank. plus there's a snagging drift wood in there. anyway i feel like fry's grow faster in the main tank. but thats in my tank of course.have fun netting them if you want

Christople 10-03-2010 09:29 PM

gently syphoning them out works great. Thats what I did with my ram fry.

aunt kymmie 10-03-2010 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Christople (Post 485380)
gently syphoning them out works great. Thats what I did with my ram fry.

What a great idea! I wish I would have thought of that! :-)

migdem 10-04-2010 02:11 AM

what do you mean by gently? You cannot siphon gently you just siphon.

kitten_penang 10-04-2010 02:14 AM

use a smaller diameter short tube or try the ants collecting siphon


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