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This morning I notice two new fry swimming funny. They were flipping, like they couldn't go forward and then when they stopped, they would rest on the bottom breathing hard.
I had two females in the tank, one spit on Sunday, one I stripped on Tuesday. They fry are SO tiny, the females were about 2 1/2 inches. The ones that were spit are smaller than the ones that I stripped.

What do you think this is and what can I do about it? I've got two more females holding, they are floating in breeder nets in this same tank. They are showing no symptoms.

Water params are perfect - 0/0/10 ph 8.2 temp 80. I feed Hikari First bites to my new fry. That's all they've had so far.

Forgot to add - filtration is two sponge filters. Other tank occupants are two otolincus, they've been in there for over 6 months.

These fry do not have any egg sacks.
 

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I'm thinking your vision is better than mine or you wouldn't be able to tell they are breathing hard! :lol:

Can you see any deformities? Any curvature to their spines?

The thing with fry is that many meds will wipe them out. I think if it were me, I'd go ahead and cull those two...

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One was swimming normal when I got home last night. The other was still flipping around, so I ended up culling him. I checked everyone this morning when I fed and everyone looks like they're swimming good and eating well. hooray! This is my first batch of Maingano, it looks like I've got at least a dozen, probably more with two more Maingano females holding, I think I'll have PLENTY of fry.
 
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