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Holding?

Postby rbinetti0525 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:15 pm

Looks like the lower bottom of her mouth is distended. Especially since she looks different then the others.

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Re: Holding?

Postby Mr. Maingano » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:46 am

Definitely holding.
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Re: Holding?

Postby ironspider » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:25 am

Yup, Holding for sure.
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Re: Holding?

Postby rbinetti0525 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:41 am

Thanks for the quick replies. I was suspecting that to be the case. I was watching the male display for a day to her.

Just was not sure if she was old enough. This will be her first spawn and hold.

Should I move her to a separate tank to make it easier on her now or when she held longer?
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Re: Holding?

Postby DJRansome » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:45 am

Are there 3 other female labs? Any other species in the tank?

You want to wait at least 7 days including the day she started holding. I usually wait 18 days.
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Re: Holding?

Postby rbinetti0525 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:38 pm

There are 2 other females and just the one male. There are 4 yellow tail Açaí, 4 cherry red zebra 4 Salousi, and 3 Socolofi.
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Re: Holding?

Postby DJRansome » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:13 pm

I would not save fry from this tank. Ideally you would let her spit this batch and remove the cherry red zebras before they spawn again. Or isolate the yellow labs in a different tank and save the next spawn.
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