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Postby Charles » Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:16 am

Thank you for the kind words.
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Postby Charles » Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:05 am

September 14 2005
The fry are about 1
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Postby Charles » Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:30 am

Oh yeah, they are already trying to eat this guy too...

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Postby ben_cichlid » Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:33 pm

Very nice pics Charles, they are fat :D That last pic is cool :)
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Postby frontosa_guy_dan » Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:50 pm

awesome man! congrats poppa
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Postby Gandalfslair » Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:15 am

Very cool Charles 8)
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Postby Addicted_2_Africans » Sat Sep 17, 2005 4:36 pm

Awesome! Keep up the great work on raising those beauties. 8)
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Postby FrontFreak123 » Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:24 pm

Hi Charles,I just saw this topic and congrats on the fry,they're really cute!But I have a question.Do you have to put stripped eggs in a special container or can you just put them in a ten gallon with alot of lighting to keep them warm,I never have had any fry but I was wondering incase I would be in this situation such as yourself.Thanks.
My favorite fish are Frontosa and clown loaches!
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Postby Charles » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:42 pm

I don't think they are like chicken eggs that need something to keep them warm. They do require the same temperature as the community tank. What they need is water movement so they won't get fungus.

I put mine egg tumbler in the community tank. Some other ppl will use a 10 gallon so they can also treat the water with meth. blue to reduce fungus. It is up to you.
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Postby FrontFreak123 » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:59 pm

Okay,just wondering,thanks!
My favorite fish are Frontosa and clown loaches!
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Postby Charles » Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:16 pm

That was a short answer. I did not mean any offend...

Anyway, you can buy or self-make egg tumbler. You can even use a floating tank with a air line to make water movement. I don't think light does much unless you are using a high high watt light fixture. I read somewhere that fungus don't grow with intense light. In general, 77-79 degree is best.

If you have your first spawn, you might want to wait and see what happen. Usually, they will lose the first time, however, I had a burundi female which hold the first time and every time till now and she was only 3" when she started. I lost 6 spawns before I decided to stripe her eggs during 1 year time. So, you might want to wait.

Wait my log from the beginning, you can see how I stripe her eggs... pretty much self-explain everything.
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Postby FrontFreak123 » Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:09 am

Ok,thanks,and I thought your answer befor was fine too. :D They should've picked you as moderator,you seem pretty knowledgable,at least for Frontosa Fanatics!
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Postby deseyered » Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:39 am

Woo Hoo Charles!!!

And you can see the resemblance to Dad in those pictures. That first fry definitely has Dad's eyes.

I really love the way you've taken the time to take pictures of each stage of you're fry's growth from the tumbler to free swimming lil guys.

Again: Congratulations!
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Postby GAF » Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:44 pm

Wow super nice fry, and great pix too. :D
My way is Mpimbwe.
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Postby Charles » Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:13 pm

Oct 1 2004

fry are a bit over 1" mark. I got a jumper just the other day so I am down to 6 fry. They are fine, showing excellent color, and nice stripes. I was worry that perhaps they will not have as nice stripes as the parents but I was wrong. At the stage, I can see the mask forming. They are for sure showing different face mask than say Burundi fry at this age.

The only different they are from their parents are they are not shy at all. They will come out to the surface and eat. They will not get skittish when you come close. And THEY ARE EATING MY XENO. fry in the same tank with them. I have 10 xeno half an inch fry there and I am down to only 7.
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