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Re: Comp Fry Not sure what to do

Postby plug » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:12 pm

I think I will move them to the 10 Gallon Tank tomorrow
a small tupper would be nice but how would I keep it warm

also if these fry are so lazy to move, how the heck do they eat in the wild if they barely move around
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Re: Comp Fry Not sure what to do

Postby plug » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:05 pm

so the babies have come out of the cave and so I moved the mother and the cave to another tank...the mother still stays in the cave even though there are no babies in there strange??

These babies just sit on the bottom, barely moving.
I grew some brine shrimp...what a pain that is, especially trying to suck them out...got more unhatched eggs than actual hatched shrimp...need a magnifying glass as these buggers are so small

I started feeding them Hikari first bites...they eat a bit but barely move to chase the grains

this looks like it may be a long futile battle here...will see how it goes
125 Gallon Tank Malawi Hap and Peacock Tank
125 Gallon Tang Tank with Fronts,Calvus, and Comps
22 Gallon L Multi Tank with an abundance of Multis
30 Gallon Long Holding Tank for odds and ends
45 Gallon Grow Out Tank
46 Gallon Community Fish
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Re: Comp Fry Not sure what to do

Postby plug » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:12 pm

10 days later and the babies are still there not sure how many could be 30 or so
they just sit around all day and barely move, even to get food

i do a small water change every day
125 Gallon Tank Malawi Hap and Peacock Tank
125 Gallon Tang Tank with Fronts,Calvus, and Comps
22 Gallon L Multi Tank with an abundance of Multis
30 Gallon Long Holding Tank for odds and ends
45 Gallon Grow Out Tank
46 Gallon Community Fish
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Re: Comp Fry Not sure what to do

Postby DJRansome » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:38 pm

Did you could when you first removed the shell?

I found the best way is to take a pic, blow it up on the PC, print and count the dots...marking them as I go.

One of the problems is they die off so that's why people track this.
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Re: Comp Fry Not sure what to do

Postby plug » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:57 pm

I could never get a good counts as I put them in a tank with several small lace rocks
maybe next water change i will take the rocks out and take a picture and see and count

i do notice they eat and have grown some, and they are starting to swim a bit more, but mostly they just sit on the bottom
125 Gallon Tank Malawi Hap and Peacock Tank
125 Gallon Tang Tank with Fronts,Calvus, and Comps
22 Gallon L Multi Tank with an abundance of Multis
30 Gallon Long Holding Tank for odds and ends
45 Gallon Grow Out Tank
46 Gallon Community Fish
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Re: Comp Fry Not sure what to do

Postby plug » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:25 pm

The babies have grown a bit, but I have lost at least 10 so far that I have found dead...not sure why
I do daily water changes of 2 1/2 gallons of 10 in the tank
Still feeding them Hikari First Bites, and they are swimming more, but overall they just seem to sit around on the bottom for the most part
125 Gallon Tank Malawi Hap and Peacock Tank
125 Gallon Tang Tank with Fronts,Calvus, and Comps
22 Gallon L Multi Tank with an abundance of Multis
30 Gallon Long Holding Tank for odds and ends
45 Gallon Grow Out Tank
46 Gallon Community Fish
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Re: Comp Fry Not sure what to do

Postby noddy » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:57 pm

I found that I had to use water from the main tank to do water changes and make sure that they get lots of protein.
Crushed up NLS grow and cyclops eeze as often as I could.
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Re: Comp Fry Not sure what to do

Postby plug » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:51 pm

I will try crushing up some grow
They are so small but I have noticed that they have grown some

The big question is did the female comp spawn with a Male Comp or a Calvus??
125 Gallon Tank Malawi Hap and Peacock Tank
125 Gallon Tang Tank with Fronts,Calvus, and Comps
22 Gallon L Multi Tank with an abundance of Multis
30 Gallon Long Holding Tank for odds and ends
45 Gallon Grow Out Tank
46 Gallon Community Fish
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