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I stripped my Sciaenochromis fryeri (although that is in question now since her brother looks like a hybrid) last night. She is only around 7 months old and this was her first time holding. I had to remove her from the main tank at the first signs of holding since the males would not leave her alone and she was striping badly. I had expected not to get any viable fry since she is so young and I had to move her early. But, to my husband's and my surprise, I removed 54 babies last night. I can still see traces of a yolk sack, but all are swimming and doing god 15+ hours afterward. Is this common to have such a high number? Everything I read said that first time holder either spit the eggs, swallow them, or have low numbers. Just curious as to what I should expect in the future from her and the other females (if I decide to keep breeding).
 

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the first time my hongi red top spat she had 43 fry, yesterday - her 2nd time she only had 12. my guess is that it depends on how much peace and time they had when spawning.
 

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Usually, the clutches are smaller than that first time around.

I'd hate to see how many she'll have at a time on down the line.
 

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That's quite a number of fry you removed.... :eek: .....I have never heard of that many being stripped. I hope you have a nursery all set-up..!! :D
 

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lets get to the bottom of if the line is hybrid! Unless you dont mind raising them... Post up some picks of the s.fryeri and we can take a look.
 

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There are some photos posted of the male in question in another post. I had asked opinions on what people thought but did not get many responses. Feel free to take a look and let me know.
 
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