new african cichlid fry
Posted 28 May 2004 - 04:27 PM
Posted 30 May 2004 - 07:45 PM
- Do I seperate the fry from the 6 ? IF yes, do I take the mother with them?
-For feeding I crunch up the pellets to a fine powder and then feeed? Suggestions?
- If seperated, give air, food and current or can they survive in still water?
Reply @ firstname.lastname@example.org rather than through this forum.
Posted 01 June 2004 - 12:54 PM
I am going to reply through this forum, because that is what it is intended for. I am sure there are plenty of people out there who may read this that have the same questions as you. I feel that you are ripping people off of valuable information by having us reply to you privately. Maybe you should tell everyone who reads this sorry for your beahavior
To answer your questions:
#1 YES seperate your fry from the others...NO do not take the mother. She has no feelings for them
#2 I find that breaking up flakes in to small pieces to be quite successful, but I don't see any reason for broken up pellets to fail.
#3 Just putting a sponge filter in the tank should be plenty...sometimes using the regular sump filters or the over the side filters can cause baby fish death...
In the future you really should consider including what type of fish you have, size of tank and what kind of equipment you are using to assist anyone in answering your questions...just some advice...And I was joking up top, and you know that if you actually read this far...but do you see where I am coming from?
Posted 07 June 2004 - 09:59 PM
I took out about 25 from the first batch and put them into a 3 G tank with air filter only. They are doing well. It sounds as though I should take out ALL of the other fry and get another tank setup, probably go with a 10/15 gallon and watch them grow.
The couples take great care of their young in the tank but the M/F who are not parents are being attacked and have no place to hide. Let me know of any additional suggestions.
Forum works fine just wasn't sure if I would find this site again but now that I know people respond then I will get registered and save as favorites.
Posted 07 June 2004 - 10:12 PM
I have 6 convict cichlids and about 100 fry.
Posted 07 June 2004 - 10:44 PM
I used crushed up pellets for my fry and it worked fine. They seemed pretty happy with just about anything that would fit into their mouth. They really went crazy over baby brine shrimp.
If you take all the babies out of the tank, it should lower the aggression towards the other fish. The parents won't have anything to protect and as soon as the babies are gone they seem to forget about them. Its usually easiest to just pull the mom when shes holding (assuming you have mouthbrooders) than to chase down all the fry after shes released.
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