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G. redhead tapajos holding.... and fry!!!! 2 years 4 days ago #65898

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I believe I may have some free swimming fry shortly. I have a pair of G. redhead tapajos who have spawned twice with no results. Looks like this time may be the charm. Female has not eaten in three days - thought she may be sick - she does have an acute touch of HITH - but upon closer inspection she seems to be holding something in her mouth. I didn't realize Geos were mouth brooders...


Quick refresher on what I need to keep these fry alive please? Kmuda, Basset, Popss? Run me through this again please - been years since I've tried to keep fry alive (other than bristlenose plecos which... lets be honest - those things are bullet proof). I've got a 20g high with an established filter - has black sand bottom and a handful of caves... Should I empty this out and go bare bottom? K I know you preach those air driven sponges... Basset--- food? Let me have it guys....
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G. redhead tapajos holding.... 2 years 2 days ago #65995

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Short video of the pair on eggs. The pair dug a pretty big pit yesterday morning... I haven't checked on them since. Got in late last night and went right to bed. Hoping to see some fry soon!
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G. redhead tapajos holding.... 1 year 11 months ago #66140

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Well, we've got free swimming fry! Pretty pumped!

I siphoned out most of the free swimmers last night. The pair was already struggling to defend the fry against the horde of Columbian tetras darting in and out of the swarm. Wasn't a big clutch.... maybe 70-80 free swimmers. I did a rough count of the ones I moved out last night and I think I've got around 50 or so alone in a 20g tank. The fry are surprisingly strong swimmers. I watched them for a good bit last night and they seem to be able to really look around with purpose, and also move with purpose which is promising. Threw in some crushed flake food last night and this morning and thinking about stopping by the pet store after work to pick up some fry food.

Any suggestions?
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G. redhead tapajos holding.... and fry!!!! 1 year 11 months ago #66209

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Those are some really pretty looking fish Rush. Congrats on the successful breeding!
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G. redhead tapajos holding.... and fry!!!! 1 year 11 months ago #66212

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Update please? :)
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G. redhead tapajos holding.... and fry!!!! 1 year 11 months ago #66272

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Fry are still going strong. Feeding primarily crushed flake, and some NLS fry grow food. The fry grow food is like powder... super fine. Pretty much can't see it once it dissipates into the water. So I hope they are able to get that stuff. Things are going good so far anyway. :)
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G. redhead tapajos holding.... and fry!!!! 1 year 11 months ago #66274

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I'd tell you to start into the Brine Shrimp Factory thing......... but that takes up too much time. It's expensive, but you can go with this stuff as well. I've had good luck with it feeding several different types of fry. Even used it for my Dario Dario.

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G. redhead tapajos holding.... and fry!!!! 1 year 11 months ago #66281

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we use to call them Sea Monkeys as a kid, they came in a kit with a pic of the sea monkey family.
The name Oscar is a Norse baby name. In Norse the meaning of the name Oscar is: Divine spear.
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G. redhead tapajos holding.... and fry!!!! 1 year 11 months ago #66556

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Fry are still kicking. Still a bit small for pics, but soon. :)
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G. redhead tapajos holding.... and fry!!!! 1 year 9 months ago #67201

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I counted 20 last night but they are still small and hard to keep track of. Right now they are no longer transparent, silver in color and probably 3/8" on average. They eat everything from algae wafers to Northfin krill gold/veggie and Kens sinking pellets. Hearty eaters. All are doing quite well so far.
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