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PostSubject: Will upside down cat eat BN fry?   Will upside down cat eat BN fry? EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 6:37 am

My BN layed eggs and have at least on free swimmer. I have the BN in a 80 gallon community tank with 2 upsidedown catfish. Do I need to move the catfish to save the fry?
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PostSubject: Re: Will upside down cat eat BN fry?   Will upside down cat eat BN fry? EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 8:14 am

they will try. upside down catfish are not the best hunters but like most larger catfish they will leap at the oppertunity to snack on some extra protein.

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PostSubject: Re: Will upside down cat eat BN fry?   Will upside down cat eat BN fry? EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 8:44 am

Synos and BN fry are not the most ideal mates. Synos could easily take BN fry for grindal worm. At least mine did. Found a new home for them shortly after the incident.
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PostSubject: Re: Will upside down cat eat BN fry?   Will upside down cat eat BN fry? EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 3:42 pm

What else is in the community tank Question

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PostSubject: Will upside down cat eat BN fry?   Will upside down cat eat BN fry? EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 3:54 pm

I have some small and large molly's, a few tetra's and 2 yoyo loaches.
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PostSubject: Re: Will upside down cat eat BN fry?   Will upside down cat eat BN fry? EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 4:06 pm

Mollys have been known to show an interest in BN fry, as in this topic HERE, it's just something to be wary of.
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PostSubject: Re: Will upside down cat eat BN fry?   Will upside down cat eat BN fry? EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 10:13 pm

The large mollies will definately have a go, as will the Yoyo's too if they get a chance.

Basically any fish that can get one of the fry in its mouth should be considered to be a threat.

If you can't/don't want to move possible threats then the best way that I have found to help them survive is to ensure that you tank is well planted and has plenty of bog wood to give them loads of hiding places. At the end of the day its how they would survive in the wild.

cheers

Jon
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PostSubject: Will upside down cat eat BN fry?   Will upside down cat eat BN fry? EmptySun Mar 04, 2012 12:50 am

Thanks everyone for the great advice. I have decided that all my fish but the parents are killers. So I put up a screen that has the parents on one side and the rest of the community on the other.
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PostSubject: Re: Will upside down cat eat BN fry?   Will upside down cat eat BN fry? EmptySun Mar 04, 2012 1:23 am

Nice! Excellent Plan cheers
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