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Fry Questions

Postby NLW66 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:32 am

I successfully stripped two females (Saulosi and Perlmutt). Ended up with about 20 fry (10 per fish).

Question: not sure I was able to strip all the fry. Any tips on how to know if she is still holding fry?

Question: what is mortality rate of stripped females? Will be upset if the stripping process results in high mortality rate. I stripped the fry because the females were becoming very thin.

Question: typically, how long until the female bears another batch of fry?

Question: on average, how many fry will female hold each time? 8-10? 10-12? 12-15? My females are not fully grown. Saulosi was approximately 2 in, Perlmutt 2.25 in. Can’t imagine such a small fish holding more than 10 fry.

Question: what Is standard mortality rate for fry?
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Re: Fry Questions

Postby DJRansome » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:05 pm

1-Look in her mouth. If she is eating, they are probably all out.
2-Rare that a stripped female dies
3-Females can bear every six weeks but mine usually takes longer
4-depending on the species, 20 fry are average
5-Rare that any fry die among mbuna. Tangs like cyps or calvus are a different story.
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Re: Fry Questions

Postby Cichlid_beast123 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:23 pm

My water is perfect yet I tend to have quite a lot of fry die from haps
This time round only 10 Fry have survived the 4-week Mark and I had 58 :( I have a feeling that there is some no2 in the tap water a very small Trace any ideas
Tank (A) 120 Gallon 60" C.Moori, acuticeps, Red Empress, Blue Neons Buccochromis rhoadesii
Tank (B) 65 Gallon Grow out tank currently Otopharynx lithobates (Zimbawe Rock) Champsochromis caeruleus and Blue peacocks yellow labs
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