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I had her in a Shell.
thought she jumped out, so I got pissed & ripped all my rocks out :-?
guess what she was still in the shell with the Alpha male. :lol:
when I finally got her in the net after shaking the shell, she spit 1 baby out.
she just wont let the other babies out :x
oh well, got the baby in a 5 gal (so tiny I keep losing it)
Mom is in the breeder :thumb:

Phew I'm tired I need a drink now :p
 

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jordanroda said:
so I got pissed & ripped all my rocks out :-?

Phew I'm tired I need a drink now :p
LOL :lol: Hate to say it Jordan, but....... Told ya so! At least you got her. :thumb:

Are you gonna strip her and place her back into the main tank right away?
 

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xxbenjamminxx said:
Are you gonna strip her and place her back into the main tank right away?
I tried stripping her, but she's so small.( 1 1/2 inch)
I didnt want to rip her mouth.
so I gave up & put her in the breeder.
looks like I went through all that trouble for Only 2 babies
:fish: :fish:
 

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Yeah my last one was about that size too and me with huge hands didnt help any either. I grabbed her through the net for more grip and then used a piece of air line tubing cut off on an angle to get her mouth open. Maybe at least later you could look and see if she is holding any more or not so you know if you can toss her back into the main tank.
 

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she not holding, b/c she is grubbing in the breeder.
& I can see through her mouth in the sunlight.
gonna put her back tomorrow, after I fatten her up a bit :thumb:
 

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Cool, even tho it was only 2, its still a learning experience for sure. :thumb:

Warning tho, once they start....... :popcorn: :popcorn:
 

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What are you feeding your fry and how often?
 

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What are you feeding your fry and how often?
all the crumbs from my empty bottles of Nls.
& spurlina20 flakes that crush reall fine.
I feed them 3 times a day & vacum the bottom with my air line tubing =D>
 

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jordanroda said:
Now I got another one holding today :D
Lol :thumb: :thumb: Now your gonna need about 10 more tanks all set up for fry/grow out tanks and a hired hand to help you keep up!! :wink:

Congrats
 

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I woke up this morning & had 20 shrimpletes.
come home from work I only see 1 shrimplete?
I know my baby dems are to small to eat them. :lol:
 

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Are you sure? They are a favorite cichlid food. :thumb:
 

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Not eating, swollen buccal cavity (under chin), hiding alot, and kinda protecting her area....

Google a fish, then Google the same fish holding n look at the pics u will see the difference
 

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xxbenjamminxx said:
Cool, even tho it was only 2, its still a learning experience for sure. :thumb:

Warning tho, once they start....... :popcorn: :popcorn:
learning experience?
I had a colony of Duboisi that I got rid off :lol:

& still growing out my Frontosa, 6 of them in a 120 :zz:
 
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