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|Subject: Lost batch Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:55 pm|| |
April 2 my female laid some eggs, Friday some wrigglers began to escape. The next morning they were nowhere to be seen. Today I expected them to be out of the cave already, so I looked inside, turned cave upside down and nothing... not a fry to be seen...
I had 2 3 month old lf albino and 6 albino X rednecks for my next breeding project in the same tank... no other fish in this tank. I think the fry got eaten by these culprits... There were no eggsacs or fry anywhere in the tank so I know they got eaten. Perhaps mom or Dad did it not too sure.
Another lesson learned...
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|Subject: Re: Lost batch Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:35 pm|| |
Wouldn't have thought the BNs would have eaten the young, they might have a go at any eggs that get kicked but not Fry.
What type of filter have you got..?? much more likely to have been sucked up in to that.....
Or for whatever reason, the fry could have just died and the others ate the corpses which they will do....
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|Subject: Re: Lost batch Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:52 pm|| |
I agree with Jon. As long as the others are well fed it is not in their nature to hunt other fish.
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|Subject: Re: Lost batch Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:25 pm|| |
As Jon said for some reason they have died and then become food.