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PostSubject: Re: New BN Fry Tank   Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:36 pm

Hi,are there any other fish in the tank? If so what are they? Have you tested the water and if so what are the results? Is this the dads first lot of eggs?
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PostSubject: Re: New BN Fry Tank   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:55 pm

def get the water tested as the first point.

It sounds like the dad has booted the eggs. they do this for several reasons. the biggest is stress. things that can induce stress include waterparameters being out of wack, shining light into the cave, tank mates getting into the cave (particually loaches). the other big cause of males booting eggs is when they are not fertilised.


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PostSubject: Re: New BN Fry Tank   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:56 pm

Sorry to hear of the loss Sad , it could be that the male just hasn't got it right yet and maybe next time you will have more luck, He will kick out any infertile eggs. some people keep a fry saver handy and if any fertile eggs are kicked out they can be put into this, usually over a stream of bubbles to keep water circulation over the eggs.
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PostSubject: Re: New BN Fry Tank   Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:09 pm

Checked water - Temp 25-26, ph is 7, kh is 5, nitrate is 20, nitrite is 0, no other fish in the tank, they used to breed in a community tank but eggs would get eaten, this did happen before in the old tank where the eggs would still be in the cave but they would gradually decrease, any ideas??
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PostSubject: Re: New BN Fry Tank   Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:49 pm

Hi,have you got bog wood in the tank? What size is the tank and how old or what size are the fish? Also what is the cave made from that he is using and are there any other caves in the tank? Have you tested for ammonia?

Sorry for all the questions I am just trying to help and narrow down a few things.I hope you don't mind.
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PostSubject: Re: New BN Fry Tank   Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:31 pm

Hi yes I have 2 pieces of bogwood in a 60 litre tank, the fish are approx 3-4" and are 18-24 months old, cave is a terracotta plec breeding tube there are two of those in the tank and ammonia is showing zero, no i don't mind at all as if its something i am doing wrong i would like to sort this out before they breed again, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: New BN Fry Tank   Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:00 pm

How many times have they bred and has this happened every time? Were they in a different tank last time it happened and is it always the same? Was this tank cycled before they went into it?
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