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Trofishlore 01-14-2012 05:42 PM

Finally First New Dalmatian Fry!!! Need Help!
Hey everyone! I've got great news! Just found my first Dalmatian molly fry in my breeding tank yesterday. Sad thing is that it looked to be the only survive and pretty sure that the parents ate the rest. I got busy this week doing work and didn't even notice until I found what looked to be a 2 cm long fry on the substrate. I can tell it is at least a few days old now that it has all black and energetic. Now that I know when the fry was born I can assume when the next batch are coming up.

So, now I'm going to be needing everyone's help if possible. I've no clue what to feed it. If anyone has any questions or comments please feel free to post or reply. Thanks! :-)

nicolaas 01-16-2012 04:08 AM

If it's all ready 2cm it's more like over one month old. My sisters fry are almost one month old and there not over 1cm long

SeaHorse 01-16-2012 08:01 AM

35 days from now (date of last drop) there will likely be more... mark it on your calender so that you can start watching closely and seperate them if that is the plan. Hakari (spelling?) First Bites baby fish food at your Local Fish Store. Prob between $5 and $10. Small container and tiny little pieces. They love it and grow very fast on it.
For the next batch...
The new fry are often at the surface early in the morning on the day they are born. Try to determin if there are fry without putting on the light and the other fish in the tank noticing them. And have lots of plants floating on the surface to provide some cover. I took a couple of bushy plastic plants and floated them. Works in a pinch if you don't have live ones.

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