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Penn Plax Net Breeder
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Product Description:
Penn Plax Net BreederUsed for isolating babies after birth in community tanks. Adjustable high-low breeding grass naturally sought by babies for protection and helps prevent jumpers. This net breeder with adjustable spawning grass offers full camouflage for fry, wherever they choose to swim. Nylon netting allows for water circulation and proper filtration. Simply place the pregnant mother in the breeder. When the babies are born, place the mother back into the community tank. Can also be used for separating small aggressive fish from the rest of the tank. Fits all tank sizes.
Product Specifications:
Approximately 6-1/2" long x 5" wide x 5" high.
User Ratings: (11 reviews)
Overall: 5.80
Value/Cost: 6.64
Effectiveness: 5.73
Quality: 3.91
Ease of use: 6.91
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has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 7.75/10 December 19, 2007
"not recommended for fry less than 3 weeks old"
If you have a tank full of very active adult cichlids, you will lose your newly released fry very quickly. The fry will naturally try and hide under the plastic frame then watch the hungry adults just suck them right through the net. They'll just vanish. Use the Lees plastic breeding container or better, a separate tank. For holding an injured adult fish or pregnant cichlid or older free-swimming fry then it serves it's purpose.
jhunbj has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 5/10 November 8, 2005
jhunbj has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 6/10 November 8, 2005
"Works for me"
Already on my 3rd batch of fry from ps. saulosi and ps. acei.
Limvostov has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 7.5/10 October 13, 2005
"It works well for the price"
I have used this for nearly a year now to seperate fry and it seems to do the job. However it is so small that the fry outgrow the area in about 2 weeks and then you need a new tank. Now I only use it to put new fish into so that my big zebras won't pick on them during its first few moments getting used to new water conditions.
t_chelle16 has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 1.5/10 September 13, 2005
It's great if you don't mind fry pancakes. This thing has squashed numerous fry between the net and the frame. It's also very cheaply made. Mine cracked and broke to pieces after just a couple uses.
Mr.johnson has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 3.25/10 August 19, 2005
"Dont know how"
All fry got trapped and were never found again! All sick fish escaped with ease. I still cant find how they got out.
wpd801 has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 4.25/10 August 19, 2004
"Isolate your fry, think again!!!"
If you have an injured fish and no other tank, this might work for you. If you have small fry, don't use this at all. I used this to hold my fry and the much larger fish were able to push into the mesh and squish the fry with their mouths. Do yourself a favor and just set up a seperate tank, this fell apart after two uses.
btyndall has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 7.5/10 May 24, 2004
"Cheap, cheap, cheap"
This cost me like $3. For the money, it works darn good.
specialname76 has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 5/10 December 27, 2003
metal tabs broke on me
justinb has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 8.25/10
"Fragile but inexpensive"
I like these because they are cheap but the plastic is weak and the nets are just a little TOO SMALL for the frame. I have purchased half a dozen of these over the past few years and every time I have to struggle to get the net over the frame so fry can't escape.

Giving the buyer a few fake plants is nice and they also provide additional clasps in case some get lost.
MudbugnLouisiana has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 7.75/10
"These work for the price."
My only real gripe is the plastic is easy to break and the net material gets holes in it easy. They are easy to hook up and I have raised lots of fry in them.
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