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PostSubject: what to do    Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:47 pm

hello I have just noticed my bn have spawned but the male has kicked out some of the eggs. He is fanning the eggs left in the cave.

What do I do now

Should I try to suck up the kicked out eggs or will the bn eat them
Do I remove the female bn.
Should I do 20% water changes everyday from now.

Thank you for any help
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PostSubject: many things vary...   Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:42 pm

I tend to scoop the fry up with a stainless steel spoon, and then drop them in a fry saver in the same tank.

I then had an extra air ring in the fry saver to give extra water movement and air....

I never separate male from female very often unless I want the male to have a rest.

Inevitably the male does sometime kick the eggs out, usually from inexperience... it should not happen as much later on...

I generally do at least 2-3 water changes on my breeding tank each week... but that is usually a 20-25% water change right now...

would give more advice but short of time right now...

good luck...

LJ
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PostSubject: Re: what to do    Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:38 pm

Eggs that get kicked out very rarely hatch, the care given by the male is hard to duplicate and they will normally succumb to fungus.
If you only have the male and female Bn's in the tank there are no problems with leaving her in.
A 20% water change every other day should be OK but try not to disturb the male or cave.
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PostSubject: Re: what to do    Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:00 pm

the eggs that get booted are often infertile, i never bother them.

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PostSubject: varies for all I guess   Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:04 pm

my first batch got kicked out, and I scooped them up and put them in a fry saver..

out of the batch I had about 55 survive and about 8 that did not.....

so guess it is different for us all ....
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PostSubject: Re: what to do    Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:07 am

Oh, oh, mine kick out the eggs with every batch (now the 11th batch) and highest hatching no. is 90+. I am now more familiar with artificial hatching. I never had once that daddy does the job.

1) fill a tub with new treated water.
2) take eggs out and drop into the tub, add strong aeration.
3) add methylene blue, how much will depend on the size of the tub. I usually add 2 drops in a biscuit container
4) On day 3, pour away water containing MB, add new treated water
5) From day 3 onwards, start observing the clutch of egg for bad eggs. If possible remove them, if they stick too tightly, then imitate the fanning process by blowing at the eggs with a pipette regularly.
6) Day 4, most eggs would turn very orangy, try blowing hard at the clutch to try to blow out the good orangy egg and away from the clutch. But if there are no bad eggs amongst the clutch, then no worry, no need to do that.
7) Day 5, wrigglers will be free.
Cool Can add a matured bio sponge (optional), then DO NOT WC until the egg sac are used up, ie. for the next 5 days.
9) Day 11, move these fry to fry saver.
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