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babies 4 months 1 week ago #70679

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so
with 6 tanks for a few years, never had fry

today i was angry i had crap floating in my 75G hospital tank
divided with one electric blue and one peacock that get the snot beat out of them in the 125 Malawi

there is tiny fry everywhere.

i wont be able to do anything until tonight-

will a sponge filter be enough on a 10G?

i am assuming either they will get sucked into the canister or Ac110 oe eaten.
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babies 4 months 1 week ago #70686

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Congrats man. Yes a sponge filter is fine in a 10g.
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Congratz and you would even be fine without filtration for the first time.
If you add filtration use air driven one on sponge.


Also look for decapsled brine shrimp as an starter food on amazon or in your fish Shop. It's very fine and even freshly free swimming fry can eat it and it has far better nutrition worths than crumbled flakes and gives better growth rates. Off course freshly hatched are still better but the decapled ones are better than most other synetical food.
Take a small Portion of it put it in a small cup or glass and add some water, than squirl it until most of it sunk to the bottom of the container, if you want you even can add some liquid vits like you may do with your Oskars and let it soak.




While it's your first time with fry. My routine with them is 3 to 5 feedings per day so as you got time with inceasing portions any week, you will notice it how fast there transparent belly become red/goldish from that food and how much they leave over.
And 30 to 50% WC any other day.
If they hit around 10 mm you can start to use different foods, basicly anthing you would feed to your cichlids, just need to be mushed so that they get it into there tiny mouths.
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babies 4 months 4 days ago #70760

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Well....34 tiny fish are turning blue....so I am guessing...it's the electric blue that's the female not the peacock.
They have almost dbld in size in a week..

As I was feeding 29 G community tank yesterday I had hundreds of eggs attached to the length of the HOB intake, just under vent slots.
When I got home last night it was 98% gone

Never had fry, now two tanks....thank god my wife can't have anymore kids....4 of them is plenty
180 oscar/JD/pleco
75 peacock and eB
125 Malawi
29 Serpae / danios/ angel
10g dwarf gaurami / Neon tetras

98 lb Irish cream Labrador retriever
200 year old miserable jack Russell rat thing ( came with wife)- RIP 6/11/17
2 english bulldogs
9 year old- for sale- doesn't do chores-
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Wth do I do with almost 40 electric blue?
Of all the Malawi I have had, these are some of the most aggressive ones you can have!
I have two in there now, and they screw with everyone!

Might have to un-steal ( I know it's not a word, but it works) them all into a tank at petco.
Will be easy as there is never anyone in this department to help you
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2 english bulldogs
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Haha! Do it quickly and quietly. Because if they catch you, they will charge you an adoption fee... for giving them free fish... ?
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If you can not take care off them or raise them to selling size just let nature do it's thing.
Add them to the Malawi tank or make your Oscar happy.
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I have a batch of baby cobue peacocks in a small ten gallon with a sponge filter. I finally got the mother to eat brine shrimp and the fry ate baby brine shrimp.

I'm wondering if I should just move her back to the 65 gallon or give her a couple of days of feeding.

Advice please :)

congrats on the baby fry
65 gallon
2 yellow tail aceis
1 Blue neon peacock
6 cobue peacock fry
3 female cobue peacocks
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

5.5 Gallon
red finned, blue and white marbled Delta tail betta
1 mystery snail

30 gallon
20 cobue peacock fry

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Let the babys alone in the 10 G. Put the female back in the tank. She is not needed any more.

The female will start eating again in the main tank in most likley hours.for the fry, it will need a couple of months tIll you can put them in the main tank for a little more growth tIll you can sell them or what ever you plan with them.

I made the exp that a 10 G is only good for very young fry. Maybe for the first 3 to max 4 weeks. For me a minimum recommended tank for growing purposes would be an 30G. That allows you to keep at least for a while to raise 20 to 50 cichlids close to 1 to 1.5"
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I put the mother back into the main tank with the others.

I count around 24 to 25 fry in the tank. I don't have a 30 gallon on hand. looks like I have footwork a head of me.

If I do get a 40 gallon, it's getting turned into a salt water aquarium afterwards. I don't want to get officially into breeding, do it once and then I'll be happy with that and nature can take it's course in the 65 gallon
65 gallon
2 yellow tail aceis
1 Blue neon peacock
6 cobue peacock fry
3 female cobue peacocks
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

5.5 Gallon
red finned, blue and white marbled Delta tail betta
1 mystery snail

30 gallon
20 cobue peacock fry

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