How soon should a male ABN let out his fry?
I have three escapees and they have used up most if not all of their eggs sacs and now are seeming to be latched onto the zuchinni.
Was wondering if I should lift up papa plecos cave and let the remaining fry out?
I know he has a clutch if not two with him.
He tends to hold onto his fry. His first three batches one day just appeared and they were 1cm long and quite big, so I think he was hiding/protecting them, but they were weak and over 99% died over the next few weeks. Out of over 70 fry I was left with 4. Not very good.
This 2nd last batch he kicked-for whatever reason and I artificially raised them and out of 15 fry I still have 14 and they are larger than their 2+ month old siblings.
So what do you think I should do-leave him alone and let him release his fry when ready or should I do it for him
There are 7 cories with the BN in that tank.