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DieselPlower

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A few days ago I posted a thread wondering if my fish eggs looked to white to be fertilized. It seems some of them were as they have no hatched but as of yesterday I do also have about 18 fry that I have been able to count so far. I am also positive the mom is my chocolate oranda but I am not sure who the baby daddy is. Here is a pic of one fry next to my hand. it was not easy to get a phone camera to focus in on it. the bigger fish in the pic to follow would be the chocloate fish who i expect is the mom, and then the two possible dads. I will post pics as they develop. I am hoping for some cool coloration etc.

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Thanks I will keep this updated. One thing I do wonder is at what point to I want to start adding filtration etc? Right now they are in a 15 gallon tank with nothing. I just planned to do about a 25% water change daily for a bit.

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I added a filter after mine were about 4-6weeks and baffled the flow.

But all I had avail at time was a small internal filter.

My lfs have air driven sponge filters specifically for fry tanks which I may get soon.

Do you have an airstone with them? Id put a small stone in at a rate of about 1Lpm to begin with (but only once theyre about 4-5days old) that's what I did.

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I added a filter after mine were about 4-6weeks and baffled the flow.

But all I had avail at time was a small internal filter.

My lfs have air driven sponge filters specifically for fry tanks which I may get soon.

Do you have an airstone with them? Id put a small stone in at a rate of about 1Lpm to begin with (but only once theyre about 4-5days old) that's what I did.

I dont have an airstone of any sort. I should prob get one :)

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I just added a sponge filter to my frys' tank when they were two weeks old. It was the same time that I added prazi.

Also, start hatching some brine shrimp :) I believe live food is the best stuff for them. You can also add in some plants. The plants will carry some tasty critters.

Eta: I forgot to add...congrats!!! The possible parents are gorgeous.

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I can't figure out what that means hahaha! I can see their bellies getting big and their tails look like they will be pretty fancy. Other than that, no clue. One thing I can say is that my single tail fry from last year grew much faster.

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I can't figure out what that means hahaha! I can see their bellies getting big and their tails look like they will be pretty fancy. Other than that, no clue. One thing I can say is that my single tail fry from last year grew much faster.

Multiple Tank Syndrome, or Multiple Pond Syndrome! :rofl

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Oh gosh hahaha. Well, I have a 40 with just a bristlenose pleco in it and I am going to buy a tub somewhere in the range of 100 to 150 gallons to keep in the basement. I do want to grow the fish out a bit so I can pic my faves before I give the rest away. I also want to put a couple in my pond but I am a bit apprehensive about keeping them out all Winter, as SOME people say is possible and SOME people say it is not.

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Sooooo cool!

The baby daddy is quite the looker :ehh I'm sure they're going to be gorgeous!

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