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Zander
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PostSubject: Moving fry to grow out tank   Moving fry to grow out tank EmptyTue Oct 15, 2013 1:32 pm

Just wondering how ling you guys wait to move your fry to a grow out tank
My male has just left the cave this morning and fry are beggining to swim around
Thanks
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Zander
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PostSubject: Re: Moving fry to grow out tank   Moving fry to grow out tank EmptyTue Oct 15, 2013 1:55 pm

And any brilliant ways to move them or just the standard?
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PostSubject: Re: Moving fry to grow out tank   Moving fry to grow out tank EmptyTue Oct 15, 2013 8:33 pm

I used to try and move them while they were still in the cave. I had a large fry saver that was big enough for the cave to go into and would move the whole thing across including dad. Then wait til all the fry are out of the cave and in the saver then move dad and cave back to the breeding tank and let the fry go into the grow out tank. very little stress this way.

If you do leave them in the breeding tank, you need to give them a bit of time. the stress of being caught and then moved can be enough to kill them. even just being out of the water and the changes in weight can be enough to send them over the edge Sad

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Zander
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PostSubject: Re: Moving fry to grow out tank   Moving fry to grow out tank EmptyTue Oct 15, 2013 10:40 pm

Arghkay thanks
Im just worried that they might get killed from my other alpha male if they venture onto his side of the tank, hes been very territorial lately n killed two of my 2cm longfin albinos...
How long til i can move them though? Maybe when theyre 1.5cm long of something?
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PostSubject: Re: Moving fry to grow out tank   Moving fry to grow out tank EmptyWed Oct 16, 2013 10:24 am

i have moved mine this small took a long time as i did not use a net and there were some losses
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PostSubject: Re: Moving fry to grow out tank   Moving fry to grow out tank EmptyWed Oct 16, 2013 11:23 am

Okay thanks guys
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PostSubject: Re: Moving fry to grow out tank   Moving fry to grow out tank EmptyTue Oct 22, 2013 3:40 am

Zander, check out my post on 2. page:
http://www.bristlenoseworld.com/t4642p15-im-new-with-a-few-questions#33215
-works for me, I'm lazy.
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PostSubject: Re: Moving fry to grow out tank   Moving fry to grow out tank EmptyTue Oct 22, 2013 3:53 am

Thats a really good idea!
Thanks K!
I replied to the other post aswell.
Let me know what you think
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