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PostSubject: Fry in filter bigger   Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:08 am

Cleaned out my canister filter for the pep tank and found a couple fry in there. For some reason they were slightly bigger than the ones in the tank. Any logical reason behind this? And what would it have been eating? :|
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PostSubject: Re: Fry in filter bigger   Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:03 am

yeah it happens. they eat the slime that builds up in the filters. and they can be bigger simply because they have such good supply of food

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PostSubject: Re: Fry in filter bigger   Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:12 am

Kinda makes me want to build a sump for the tank just to keep fry in. I just think it's strange they get bigger living off gunk rather than the fresh veg and numerous different algae wafers and catfish tabs I spoil em with... Then again they are bottom feeders...
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PostSubject: Re: Fry in filter bigger   Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:33 pm

It might look like gunk to us but it must look delicious to a BN. lol!
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PostSubject: fry in the filter canister..   Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:45 pm

jim.and wrote:
It might look like gunk to us but it must look delicious to a BN. lol!

I have this occasionally, makes you wonder whether if it's worth cover the fluval canisters in your better half's lingerie after all..lol
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PostSubject: Re: Fry in filter bigger   Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:58 pm

its what they eat, in the wild they eat that slime and algae that builds up on the rocks and logs. so it stands to reason they will grow better on it.

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PostSubject: Re: Fry in filter bigger   Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:05 am

maby I should grow my LF fry up in my flufal 404, they would clean it for me!!!LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Fry in filter bigger   Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:22 am


lol! it is strange though, they wouldn't have much room to grow in a filter would they?, yet they still grow bigger Very Happy
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