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First off I'm very new to this, so forgive me if these have
been covered before. (I did search)

I've got a Labeotropheus Fuelleborni, she's been holding for
17 days now. She didn't eat at all until today, she only took
a couple of pellets from what I could see, then swam back to
her cave. Is this normal?

I'm considering stripping the fry because I have a couple
of Sciaenochromis Fryeri in the same tank. At how many days
should I do this? Different sources say different things.

Is there any way to tell if the eggs have hatched into fry?
 

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Yes my females eat while holding also so i guess it's normal because she had healthy fry and strip her at day 18 my holding female is at day 16 ATM I can't wait lol
 

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I have actually based when I strip the fry on when the mother first eats. I figured she is feeding her fry. Not sure if I'm right but its worked twice for me
 

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Sometimes the mothers will try to eat while holding fry due to hunger. I've noticed this in females that are holding for the first time quite often.

At Day 17, it is safe to strip the mother and the egg sac on the fry should be minimal. The mother should eat normally right afterwards.
 
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