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I stripped my first fry successfuly about a hour ago.
The mother seems to be doing well and so do the 7
fry. Few of questions though.

Is it normal for labeotropheus fuelleborni fry to display colour straight away?
Will having the tank light on be detrimental in any way to the fry?

Also one of the fry got loose in the main tank somehow,
he has found a nice cave where the bigger fish cannot
get to him. Is there any way I can feed him? or will he eat
the algae in the tank like the adults? Would it be worth
feeding him small algae wafers?

Thanks guys, go easy on me. :)
 

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Some fry are born colored, yes. Light will not harm fry. Better not to feed the baby because the adults will be attracted by the food. The baby will likely figure it out.
 

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My first stripping attempt I dropped one baby in the tank. I wrote it off as bait but its been hiding among the rocks in the back corner with my female abn pleco. It comes out to eat and I can watch it foraging on its own. It only hides with one of the larger fish come to close. I have Labs & multipunctatus catfish. I'll feed the adults first on one side of the tank & crush some flake on its side of the tank for it.

 

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I too crush flake for the fry. They will find the food, and the bigs guys won't bother with it because it's too small to grab. Good luck!
 
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