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L. Ornatipinnis fry

Postby Augustus67 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:10 pm

I have a Tang community tank and 2 of my 4 L.Ornatipinnis paired off and spawned in a shell.I know that the fry will get eaten if I don't move them, my question is, should I just remove the shell with the fry and replace it with another one or should I move the parents along with the fry. The problem being that I only have a spare 15 gallon at the moment.
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Re: L. Ornatipinnis fry

Postby nodima » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:30 pm

How large is the main tank? What are the other fish, and how much hiding spots are there? It was rare for me to remove fry from my community tanks, and was always pleasantly surprised at what survived, many of the Tangs are good parents.
180 gal - Tanganyikan community tank: Tropheus Bemba, Synodontis Petricola, Compressiceps

125gal - South American community: Geophagus, Acara, Angels, Severum, Festivum

75gal - Planted SA tank
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Re: L. Ornatipinnis fry

Postby Augustus67 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:40 pm

75 gallon ,lots of hiding spots. I have Calvus, Dickfeldi,and Transcriptus as tankmates. The fry are around the shells that are out in the open.
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Re: L. Ornatipinnis fry

Postby sir_keith » Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:36 am

If you have enough shells/hiding places in the tank I would expect many of the fry to survive just fine without your needing to do anything more. Good luck! :thumb:
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