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Old 03-16-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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Gbr's hatching!

The fry are hatching right now! Any advice on caring for them?
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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I discovered fry today from my pair...I read they may eat their 1st couple batches but should soon catch on to parenting....my young parents have definitely been eating their 1st batch...:-(
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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Mine bred the day after I got them and they ate the eggs. Ever since then they have been really good parents and haven't eaten any. I moved the eggs to a separate tank and they are now hatching! They bred a total of three times now.Good luck with yours!
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:25 AM   #4
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Small small foods for the first week (green water/micro worms) then baby brine shrimp. Keep up with the water changes.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:26 AM   #5
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I discovered fry today from my pair...I read they may eat their 1st couple batches but should soon catch on to parenting....my young parents have definitely been eating their 1st batch...:-(
Give my cichlids about 6 batches. If they don't get it right by then I will repair them or get rid of them for something else.

DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED BY THEM EATING A FEW BATCHES!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:06 AM   #6
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All the fry have hatched! My LFS doesn't carry microworms. How long until they are free swimming? When do I start feeding them?
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:40 PM   #7
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Iirc should be 2-3 days before they are free swimming.

Google how to make green water.

Or throw in a few clumps of java moss from an established tank if you have any.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:13 PM   #8
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I have a HUGE clump of java moss in my betta tank. They can find food in it? I also have Hikari first bites from previous breeding projects. Will they eat that?
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #9
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Yeah try it, worse that's gonna happen is they you will loose the spawn. Try again next month IMO.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #10
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Well I hope I dont because my LFS offered to buy them! They are selling theirs for $20 each! I don't mean to count my chickens before they hatch but what would be a reasonable price to sell them for?
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:16 PM   #11
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Well I hope I dont because my LFS offered to buy them! They are selling theirs for $20 each! I don't mean to count my chickens before they hatch but what would be a reasonable price to sell them for?
5$ each as juveniles
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Im going to be rich! Rich i say! Rich!

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #13
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Im going to be rich! Rich i say! Rich!

JK.
I thought the same thing when a wild green discus fry hitched a ride with my java fern. My LFS sells them for 125$... Got it in my 2.5 gallon and it didnt make it through the night.
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Lucky! If only it had survived!
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:34 AM   #15
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Lucky, all lfs here just give store credit for some fish. And any that they pay for are under 10. Ex A panduro, A hongsoli. Worth 20-40 bucks a pair and your going to give me a buck for 10 of em? Yeah ok sounds great to me. That wouldn't even cover the cost of fuel to get to the store!
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You can also check out if there is a local fish club near your area. And there is always Craigslist.
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Seriously! 10cents! That's such a ripoff! What state do you live in?
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You can also check out if there is a local fish club near your area. And there is always Craigslist.
Lfc is good for buys. Most stuff goes for under 5 bucks.

CL from my exp is just a bunch of tire kickers. "I'll be there at 3" 430 roles around... Or they show up and say something along the lines of "well it's not really what I want. Will you take 1$ for your 200$ item?" Or the add would say something doesn't work like old cell phone... "I didn't know it didn't work, can I have it for free?"

No patience for that stuff.

Will try aquabid in the next year or so. After building stock.
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Thanks everyone
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