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PostSubject: Angle of the Cave   Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:10 am

Hi guys, thought I would post a new theory I've come up with to explain why I have 30+ newly hatched Albino BN fry with large egg sacks still attached wriggling around my tank.

It's not an issue as there's only the Albinos and an L168 in the tank and the Cichlids were removed at the first signs of dad disappearing into the cave and not coming out but I would like to keep them in there until they're ready to come out in future.

I have been thinking hard about it for the last day and a bit and I've come to the conclusion that the fact the cave (round terra cotta pot plant base with a section cut out as an entrance) is on quite an angle (around 25-30 degrees) with the opening at the top of this. I've never had this issue of fry coming out of the cave so early before with my commons, but all of thier caves lay flat on the substrate in thier tanks. I had propped it at this angle so it sat on a rock to keep the entrance from being covered as the albinos have a fine sand substrate in thier tank.

So just as a note for everyone. I think it's best to have the cave level or if anything perhaps the back of the cave slightly higher than the entrance.

Hope this helps Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Angle of the Cave   Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:00 am

this is something i played around with a while ago, i never had and difference with the angle of the cave.

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PostSubject: Re: Angle of the Cave   Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:57 pm

Hi,I have always had the front of all my caves tilted upwards ( I use clay tubes and drilled wood ) and never had a problem at all.
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