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Old 12-13-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Can I use primafix in the egg tank for rainbows? They are turquoise and boesemani.

I put the spawning mop in two days ago and noticed eggs today! So I put them in a separate heated filtered tank. The entire mop actually ... and making a new mop to go in. I just don't know if primafix is safe to prevent fungus on the eggs?


Edit- I was reading online that rainbows can crossbreed so I'm going to mention these are for personal breeding not to sell or anything.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:17 AM   #2
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On another note if I am successful I may convince my husband to allow a separate tank for the rainbows and boesemani that I can place them in periodically with spawning mops for spawning purposes.... again this is my first attempt and if successful I will be setting up a tank for spawning each species separately.

So far I've added nothing to the fry tank. Would primafix be safe or should I get some methyline blue? Or should I just leave it as is? Its a clean bare bottom tank with a seeded filter. (Very low flow filter with sponge over intake, I've used it for fry many times with a few different species).
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Honestly, I never add anything to my tanks when I have eggs, I just up the current by adding an air stone or something to keep water movement over the eggs. I know breeders do suggest the methyline blue.
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Have you ever tried Breeding ornate rainbows?
Just wondering
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:48 AM   #5
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Well I didn't add the primafix and all the eggs got a fuzzy fungus like growth and they were no good. I think ill get some methyline blue for next time around.

No I've never bred rainbows before but I read its supposed to be easy.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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I have fry this time and I didnt add anything to prevent fungus! Just clean water and a mild filter.

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