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Old 11-23-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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Stripping for fry

Well i just stripped 2 of my usisyas of their fry today! This was my first time doing so though so i'm feeling successful! I now have around maybe 40 fry total!! Is there a better way to strip them though instead of just opening their mouth with my fingernail and letting the fry swim out?? It seemed so hard and i had to do it like 5 times so they could all get out!! And i was worried i was stressing the females out too much. So, any better methods?
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:18 PM   #2
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What I do is gently grasp the fish in one hand and use my fingers to gently squeeze between the fish's mouth and gills. That causes the mouth to open. With my other hand I take a syringe full of tank water and squirt it into the open mouth while holding fish over a container of tank water. Usually takes two goes to get all fry.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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I use a paper clip to help hold their mouth open and repeat a couple times.
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