Used 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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