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Old 05-07-2014, 02:44 AM   #1
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Cockatoo apisto

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My cockatoo apistos I believe have laid some eggs. I noticed 2 days ago the female was guarding a rock and now I can see small dots underneath it. I would take a picture but it's hard to focus with hair grass in front of the cave.
So my question, do I need to do anything to help raise them? The female seems to be doing a pretty good job keeping everyone away including the male 3x her size.
I'm most surprised eggs lasted this long with cories and a bristlenose snooping around at night time.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:27 AM   #2
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They are great parents! Mine dropped fry a couple months ago.. Do you plan on raising the fry?
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I would love to raise them but I just don't have the time to spot feed fry 3 times a day
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:02 PM   #4
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So you wouldn't remove them from the tank?
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No I don't have the space unfortunately.
The wife would positively kill me if anything else resembling a fish tank entered our apartment
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:50 PM   #6
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I hear you.. Good news is parents wit eat fry, mom will actually defend them quite well, only thing is hungry other fish will pick them off any chance they get.. You could add a big clump if moss and a small stone pile for protection.. Don't worry about spot feeding.. Just add a small extra daily feeding of ground up flake and mom will take care of the rest!
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+1 to what brookster said, the fry will also pick at the moss eating any micro fauna they find which should hold them over between feedings

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+1 to what brookster said, the fry will also pick at the moss eating any micro fauna they find which should hold them over between feedings Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
you should agree I'm just spewing everything you and dragon have taught me haha!! My fry thank you!
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