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Saulousi fry

Postby Ralph493 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:14 pm

My Saulosi are breeding left and right. Unfortunately I can't find lfs who are interested in taking some off my hands. What other avenues do you all use it any. I'm considering removing rock work to eliminate hiding spots. Also heard some use other fish to hunt down fry. Suggestions?
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Re: Saulousi fry

Postby Ralph493 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:38 pm

Meant to surge only removing rocks during weekly water changes not permanently.
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Re: Saulousi fry

Postby DJRansome » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:42 pm

Do you have Synodontis multipunctatus in the tank? I would not remove the rocks even temporarily. I usually end up removing mine maybe 1X per year but always for a different reason...like to net a holding mom.

Find a club within a 2 hour drive that has auctions and donate the 2" juveniles.
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Re: Saulousi fry

Postby Ralph493 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:30 pm

DJRansome wrote:Do you have Synodontis multipunctatus in the tank? I would not remove the rocks even temporarily. I usually end up removing mine maybe 1X per year but always for a different reason...like to net a holding mom.

Find a club within a 2 hour drive that has auctions and donate the 2" juveniles.

I have now found a store who would take them. No store credit but would take them. I remove my rocks weekly to clean them because of diatom problem anyways so was thinking that I would leave them out during that period (30-60 minutes).
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Re: Saulousi fry

Postby DJRansome » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:16 pm

The multipunctatus are going to get the fry when they are first spit, and overnight. Removing the rocks during a cleaning will not help fry control IMO.
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Re: Saulousi fry

Postby Ralph493 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:20 pm

DJRansome wrote:The multipunctatus are going to get the fry when they are first spit, and overnight. Removing the rocks during a cleaning will not help fry control IMO.

I'm getting four Synodontis Luccipinus hopefully they will help but they are still small.
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Re: Saulousi fry

Postby jcover » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:26 am

Its pretty rare that synodontis wont help with fry control.
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Re: Saulousi fry

Postby DJRansome » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:55 am

The lucipinnis will help but multipunctatus are better at fry control.
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Re: Saulousi fry

Postby Ralph493 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:32 am

DJRansome wrote:The lucipinnis will help but multipunctatus are better at fry control.

I thought I would prefer a smaller one as I will have them in a 55gallon.
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Re: Saulousi fry

Postby DJRansome » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:24 pm

The multi's are fine in a 55G...I thought your priority was fry control. You have more issues with fry than most, since for most the adults eat any fry.
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Re: Saulousi fry

Postby Ralph493 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:34 pm

DJRansome wrote:The multi's are fine in a 55G...I thought your priority was fry control. You have more issues with fry than most, since for most the adults eat any fry.

Thanks for your info. Yes it's been a bit surprising to have as many survivors as I've had as I only have two piles of river rock (small ones) in the tank.
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