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Ellie
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PostSubject: Advice needed on Fry   Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:47 am

Hi All

Some of my bn babies have recently come out from the cave and there are quite a few (managed to count 22 so far) cheers. The other fish seem to be ignoring them (Phew). Im just a bit worried about a couple of things.
1. My LFS will take them off my hands when they reach an inch and a bit so I think im going to have to get another tank, but being back at my parents house I have a lack of space issue. Can anyone suggest a suitable tank that's not going to take up loads of room
2. At the moment the babies are everywhere, on the backing, glass, on substrate. Im just wondering how I can safely clean the tank. Anyone got any tips?

Thanks Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on Fry   Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:31 pm

Put them in a bucket and put a heater and some sort of filter in there.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on Fry   Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:19 pm

High Ellie, good to see the babies are coming through OK and playing the game.
When I first started breeding bristlies, they spawned in a 3ftr- thankfully I had my old 2ftx1ftx1ft laying around , so the first 2 consecutive spawns went in there, mind you a 2ftr gets pretty grubby with 150 babies in it- I'd reccomend vacumming every weekend and 2-3 40% water changes a week.
Or if you can afford the space you could go with my personal favourite:
3ftx15inchx20inch tall( approx 120-130 liters), these are great sized tanks for growing out young and bit easier to maintain.
As for cleaning your tank- why? let the baby fish do it for you.
cheers J
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on Fry   Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:48 pm

Thanks Kurosaki

Been on the hunt for a new tank all morning and figuring out where I can put one.

Have you got any tips how to catch the fry, they are so quick I dont think ive got a chance
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on Fry   Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:43 pm

That's an easy one Ellie , go with the old "zuchinni in the net " trick ,
just place the zuchinni in the net and wait for them to swim in- it might take a few goes but you'll get there in the end end and cause minimal stress to babies.
cheers J
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on Fry   Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:28 pm

Our way of catching fry is similar to J's.

We put a clean glass jar in the tank with a coupla spirulina pellets in the bottom. When they go in for the food, lift out and transfer.

I have found that the morning is the best time Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Advice needed on Fry   Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:14 am

Cool thanks I'll give it a go

Very Happy
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