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  1. Dolphin

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    good progress there!

    be patient with the rams, they'll learn to become good parents after a 2-3/4 spawns and will then raise the fry nicely by themselves.
     
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    LiftCrazy*

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    Just took a pic of my Apisto Cacatuoides mommy's fry in a swarm of BBS...

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    How damn oulik they look! Can't wait to see them grow up
     
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    Lookin' good there - I take it the bs hatching worked well for you then, sure does look like it??
     
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    LiftCrazy*

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    Yup, thanks for the tips Vee... hatch rate was very good compared to the last time. I have started a batch with the eggs i acquired on Saturday, let see how that goes.
     
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    AHHHH! :eek: I'm pulling my hair out... mom is taking the babies on a tour of the tank... so many lurking community fish. Dad is helping keep the hungry neighbors at bay but only Mom takes on the bristlenose plecos (at 3 times her size shes got her work cut out for her)
     
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    once this batch of fry has grown out or been eaten you have to move them into a tank jsut for them....
     
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    welldone n congrats!
     
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    trying to make sense of Henks comment? Picturing how you move eaten fry to a tank of their own....
     
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    i was talking about the pair....
     
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    I know bud, just kidding....
     
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    Congratulations! Lee.
    My 4 Cacatoos all died. I envy you.
    I would like to put in a order for some babies please! Keep me in mind asb!
    Gert.
     
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    Heya Gert - i beleave you can get some A. hongsloi at Tropicum N1 for R80 a pair... phone them tomorrow to see if they still have some
     
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    Thanx Henk! Will do so.
     
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    Wow, so many posts... :bigsmile:

    Thanks Dolphin, Gert ...let see if they make it first.

    Mommy Cacatuoides finally came to her senses and moved them all back to the "cave". Strange but there seems to be more fry than i counted originally.

    I am waiting a little longer till the little ones stay off the ground. Once they get to this stage i will move half (or more) to a grow out tank. The grow out tank has loads of snails and i don't want the snails killing off the fry.

    We all know a post doesn't actually count without pics... so here they are.

    Back to safety
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    100% crop of the previous pic
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    wow. very cool
     
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    depending on your priorities with these little guys and the other fish in the tank, consider moving out the other fish to another tank and let these grow in this tank - I really dont like to catch and move fry cos you risk injuring them and also infection/disease...

    or partition the tank, but you must consider your filtration...
     
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    Thanks for the tip Dolphin.

    It makes sense as they have the "antibodies" for the tank they are in at the moment. New tank has other pathogens etc

    It's a good idea; unfortunatley my other tank is a bit small to move the other fish out.
    Perhaps a tank divider is a the better compromise here.
     
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    Welcome to TASA, nice tank!!!!
     
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