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One of my fem Red Empresses is holding. Can you strip after 18-21 days about or is the development period longer? Whats a typical brood size for a 4 inch female?
 

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I usually strip them after a week or so and they are about half way to free swimming by then--mine average about 40 fry, in my notes the smallest batch was 23 and the biggest was 58
 

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i have striped a female who was 4.5" who held 82 fry ya thats right 82! i actually have a picture of them all in my bucket ill try to dig it up this was about 3 years ago but usualy my broods from red empresses 3.5-4.5" are in the mid 30s-40s
 

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82! Man that would be nuts, like clowns pouring out of a VW beetle.
 
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