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i just noticed that one of my rustys is holding (her first brood), but i dont know for how long... :( (*** been busy the last couple weeks... i know.. im a bad person lol) at the most shes been holding 14days but it could be a lot less... should i move her now to her maternity tank? or should i just wait and see if they all make it in the show tank?
 

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Move her in a bout a week. Most hold for longer than 3 weeks but less than 4 weeks so u r close. Just make sure after you see the free swimming fry in her mouth strip her after a week.
 

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yeravgjock said:
i just noticed that one of my rustys is holding (her first brood), but i dont know for how long... :( (I've been busy the last couple weeks... i know.. im a bad person lol) at the most shes been holding 14days but it could be a lot less... should i move her now to her maternity tank? or should i just wait and see if they all make it in the show tank?
You can put her in the maternity tank now - I had my Rusty in my 20G cube maternity tank for about 2 weeks. When I noticed a fry swimming around the tank all by himself - I decided I would strip her. I got 12 Rusty fry out of her and she's only about 2" long.

Put her back in the main tank that night and she's been recovering nicely, eating right away, etc. She does kind of stay away from the male, though.
 
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