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highfly
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PostSubject: Looking In   Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:00 am

One of my males has been in his cave for about 3 weeks,
I couldnt resist I took the cover off his cave and had a look in.

Does this disturb them at all ?

Is it ok to do that ?
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:23 am

it disturbs them a lot. In fact if he has eggs he can boot them because of this. If you do feel the need to look into a cave i suggest using a weak torch and shining it up the cave during the lights on period.

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highfly
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:45 pm

I wish I'd asked before I did it now. Embarassed

There was quite a few babies in there and a few swam out.

They didnt appear to have any of the yolk sacks left.

Last night when the lights turned off a few of the babies where on the glass up high, they are about a cm long

Most of them seem to hide during the day.

I was concerned that he has not eaten for about three weeks is this ok ?

This has been my first succesful spawn so I am excited ,curious and nervous. Shocked

I am giving them ample algae wafers some crushed flake food and some cucumber.

I havent seen the babies come to the cucumber yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:00 am

if your fry are like mine, when they find the cucumber.....it will not survive. Mine have become voracious eaters of zucchini, cucumber and wafers. I'm planning on popping in some peas later this week and see how that goes with the little ones. DLJ
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highfly
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:23 am

This morning the cucumber was massacred but I only ever saw the larger bristlenose on it.

How long do you leave the cucumber in for ?
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dlj76us
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:04 am

a piece rarely lasts 24 hours in my tank, have a trio and 50 or so fry. DLJ
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