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Two types of fry

Postby shiftyfox » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:28 pm

Hey

I have a lab and jalo reef that are both holding.
Few questions.

1. Can I put both types of fry in my ten gallon tank

2. How many days before I can attempt to strip each female..?
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby DJRansome » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:54 pm

If they started holding on the same day or within a couple of days yes. Strip on day 18. The average is 20 fry from each so you will not be able to raise them in the 10G, but for the first week it will work.
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby shiftyfox » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:22 am

So say there were 40 fry total of both species in the 10 gallon tank, how long till I move them to a larger tank..? and what size does that need to be - 60x30x30cm..?
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby DJRansome » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:41 am

I like a 20G long (30") as a minimum for each 15 fry. When they are mature enough to be sold or go in the adult tank...their ideal length would be 48" but they can manage for the last week or two in the 30".

I would move them out of the 10G after a week.
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby shiftyfox » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:50 pm

Just setting up the 10 gallon tank. The tank came with a hang on filter with a bit of media in. Nothing special, filter floss, sponge and some ceramic rings.
I’ve got a couple of weeks before stripping time so would it be worth putting it in my main tank canister filter to pick up some bacteria..?
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby Deeda » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:15 pm

Yes, put the HOB filter w/media on your tank if it will fit.
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby shiftyfox » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:08 pm

So put the whole filter in the main tank not the individual Bits of media inside the canister filter..?
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby Deeda » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:29 pm

If the filter fits on the main tank, just set the filter with media as normally and then when you need it for the 10G tank, just move the entire filter over. No need to put the individual bits of media inside the canister filter.
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby shiftyfox » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:31 am

Tried the filter inside the main tank and it just won’t fit
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby shiftyfox » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:35 am

plus its powered off the hood of the 10G tank.

I shall remove the media and drop it into my canister.
Should 10 days be enough to get some bacteria on it..?
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:19 am

Rob a little media or sponge/floss from the canister when you get the 10 online.
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby DJRansome » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:57 am

I would do both...put the 10G media in the canister, and if you get ammonia in the fry tank, use additional canister media in the 10G.
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby shiftyfox » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:52 am

First go at stripping a Cichlid and managed to gently remove 12 jalo fry from my holding Jalo Reef.
I dropped them into a 48 litre tank I’ve set up but they just seem to huddle in the corner or the sponge filter and couldn’t seem to find the food I was feeding - NLS Grow and crushed flake. After a day I decided to remove them and put into a fry box inside the 48L where they have now been for a week. Seem to be eating fine and are at least half the size again since stripping.
Last night I stripped a female Lab and put 14 of her fry into another fry box in the 48L

How long before I tip the 12 Jalo into the 48 litre..? and then how long before I put them into a 20G long that I’ve not purchased yet..?

Not exactly sure what to do with the Lab fry, I do have a 10G hospital tank they could go in..?
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby DJRansome » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:28 pm

Normal that they huddle in a large tank and normal that they don't know what food is at first. Rather than the breeder box I release them in the larger fry tank. But when I feed I mix the food with water and pour it from a height over the huddle. They notice the whoosh and find the food. Tip them now.

Why not buy the 20G now for the Jalo fry and put the lab fry in the 48 litre?
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Re: Two types of fry

Postby shiftyfox » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:23 pm

Decent idea DJ.

For the 20G I wasn’t going to bother with a canister filter.
Would I be ok with x2 dual sponge filters placed either side of the tank.

The ones I’ve been using are called Hygger filters and allow a little media to be placed in each pot below the sponges.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hygger-Aquariu ... 0576&psc=1
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