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Old 09-28-2006, 01:09 PM   #21
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It shouldn't harm the fry at all. As a matter of fact, frequent water changes should be beneficial to their growth.

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Old 09-28-2006, 02:17 PM   #22
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That's good to hear. I remember LWB saying that he lost some of his GBR fry every time he did a PWC, no matter how small. I know GBRs are not near as hardy as Apistos, so I figured I would ask the question. My tank is way past needing a reset (though heavy planting ensures nitrates stay low). Tonight it gets one!

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Well as I had hoped (though not as quickly as I had hoped) they are at it again. They've been showing signs of spawning for the past few days, but last night they did the deed. I think she may still be laying some, but as of now there are a good few eggs (40 +) in the same area as last time, though they are more spread out. I'm going to have a "photo shoot" with the tank tonight. Hopefully it cooperates.

As for the other fry, I've counted up to 9 of them at one time now. They're really hard to count since the tank is so heavily planted and they're rarely in the same area (I don't count them unless I can see them at the same point in time). I'm going to try to set up a grow out tank for them in the next week or two. Hopefully I'll have some healthy fish to sell within the next few months to support my habit.
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Congratulations. It sounds like you, and your fish, are doing everything right. You definitely need to set up a grow out tank as soon as you can. It is amazing how quickly the fish will multiply when you aren't looking.
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Well here are the pictures I've promised. My camera isn't very good (no manual focus), but I'm going to try again tomorrow. I need to clean more algae off of the glass.

Here goes.

This is a straight on shot of one of them.


Here's the side of one and another ducking behind some stargrass.
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Good luck raising your fry. The ones I have raised I sold to my LFS for 40% off of the price the normally sell them for. They give me in store credit which I use to buy more fish and plants.
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Hey, good pictures! Congrats on the little ones!
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