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Old 09-07-2011, 03:16 PM   #11
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my peacock stole my heart the second i looked in her tank at the lfs. she isnt the prettiest at all but she swam right to the front and looked dead at me, never turned away. she was holding too, so i stared long enough to notice tiny white balls (eggs) rolling in her mouth.... try this with your lab. watch her til she gets closer then look into her mouth.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #12
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I did nd its cool. I saw bout 3 they pretty big lol nd yea they like yellow balls lol
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:30 PM   #13
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aww!! as in 3 eggs?
if they are fry and they are pretty big, you may be able to strip her x
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:10 AM   #14
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So she has been holding for some time now. Almost a month and I'm thinking of stripping her... But I read somewhere that the fry can be eaten through a breeder net. Is this true?
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:59 AM   #15
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We had a rough morning! I attempted to catch her which seemed to stress her out completely. (I noticed she was eating a weeeee bit.) Then I tossed in a couple of algae wafers... Which drove the others nuts and stressed her out some more. Her throat is a bit smaller so I think she swallowed a few. I'm going to try to strip her on my lunch break today.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:14 AM   #16
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The way I tell if the fry are developed and ready to strip is by the mother eating again. Once she is taking food (actually feeding the fry) the fry have absorbed their yolk sacks and ready to go. this usually happens on week three, I give her a couple days of feeding before I strip her. I find it shows the fry what to eat. Never had a problem with fry not eating this way. Also yes fry can be eaten through a breeder net, breeder box is better but make sure there is a lid. Best is to go get a plain Jane tank and set it up as a grow out. Make sure its a decent size if you want to continue breeder and selling.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:39 AM   #17
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mine have had tetra liquifry (tiny powdered food) from the day they were stripped, they ate when they had yolk sacs!
go for a glass breeding box, a floating one will do but a stick-to-glass will be better, if your lfs sells one. no fish escape or are eaten!
u selling them later on?
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:47 PM   #18
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Alright!!! Mom was stripped today!!! She is pretty panicked. However, I got six aquababies. I need for momma to hang in there!!! They are a decent size and I think they will be fine in the breeder net for some time.
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yolk sac present in the fry?
well done in stripping her!!!
only six from a chin that size? she must have swallowed someor spat some in the main tank, im sorry x
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:00 PM   #20
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I'm thinking she spat! Her chin had actually gotten even bigger than that. I stressed her out this morning so it is very possible. Her chin still looks a bit big though, not sure I got them all. I'll check when I get home from work. No yolk sack at all. She's been carrying since the 18th I think.
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