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Old 11-29-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Free swimming

When is a fry considered free swimming? Just stripped a female and they still have pretty big egg sac they have eyes tail fins etc will they be ok without their mom
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Free swimming is when they have hatched and are swimming around.
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There we go my female had her first batch tonight 30 total thanks for the reply now time for the raising of the fry
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Free swimming is when the fry no longer have a yolk sac and need to be fed. At that point, they should be swimming around. There are some species where the fry swim around with the yolk sac still unabsorbed ( arrawanas come to mind) but you dont need to feed them so they would not be considered "Free Swimming". All livebearer fry come out free swimming. Most cichlids ( especially S.A. ones) who are not mouth brooders will have fry that need to absorb yolk sac before they can swim at all.

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Yea these are mouth brooders munba
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