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I always seem to have a holding female in my tanks and I want to grow the fry out to sell. My question is is it better to just leave the females in the tanks for a few weeks then take them out to strip. Or should I take them out when I notice the holding and put them in a 10 gal for a few weeks then strip them. Would they swallow the eggs while I'm going crazy trying to net them out? Thx
 

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Wait until day 18 or so, is the consensus. Then either strip when you pull her (I'd wait until day 21 if you do this) or wait a few more days. Before you even bother trying to get her out, time it during a water change - take out 50% of the water, then remove all your rocks. Then move quickly and get her as fast as you can. :thumb:
 
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