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Going out of town, ideas for fry?

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by Anonymous, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

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    Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:52 pm
    I will be gone for 4 days, and I have some festae fry that I will be leaving behind. I know there are differing opinions on feeder blocks, but I need to know what my options are here. The other tanks will be left like the are for a mass starvation dog eat dog kinda thing (only kidding they will be fine). And I will be putting my planted tank back on a timer. So its only the fry tank I am worried about.
     
  2. Anthony

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    Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:54 pm
    Leaving fry unattended for days can be risky. How big/old are they ? Feeding blocks can cause more harm than good in my opinion.

    One thing that you should do is keep their light off and keep the tank as dark as possible while you're away.
     
  3. Anonymous

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    Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:56 pm
    Yeah all the lights will be off, they are 1.25". The feeder blocks I have used in the past have not caused any problems, and the fish came out fine. But I have never done it with fry. I was thinking of using the ones with flake food in them. The filtration on the tank is turning it over about 10x an hour give or take.
     
  4. Anthony

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    Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:59 pm
    Oh those guys are pretty big then. They should be fine. Do a large water change right before you leave and feed them once. For 4 days I wouldn't put a feeder block in there but if you've used one brand in the past and had good luck with it you should be fine then.
     
  5. YellowCichlid

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    Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:01 pm
    They should be fine for 4 days
     
  6. Anonymous

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    Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:02 pm
    Upon actually looking at the fish they may be closer to an 1"
     
  7. Anthony

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    Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:05 pm
    What's their feeding schedule now ?

    I think they'll still be fine at 1".
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:20 pm
    about 4-5 times a day
     
  9. Anthony

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    Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:23 pm
    I think if you do a large water change before you leave and feed them as you're walking out the door they'll be okay for the 4 days you're gone.

    A good automatic feeder is always a nice thing to have in times like these.
     
  10. Anonymous

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    Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:28 pm
    I have used them, but I find their design to be very flawed and hard to fit in a reasonable place on the tank so I threw them away I think? Maybe I will look for them.
     
  11. Anthony

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    Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:31 pm
    Yeah, a lot of them are awkwardly designed.
     
  12. Anonymous

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    Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:51 pm
    I just got home and it appears that I have lost several fry, and one fry is now almost twice the size of the others! I have about 6 or 7 left, which I look at it like survival of the fittest, and I now have weeded the weak genes out! Thanks for the help guys, I consider it a job well done!
     
  13. Anthony

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    Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:53 pm
    Time for a water change.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:57 pm
    Definetly, a large one!

    upon water changing and counting, I dont think I lost a single fry. The fish that died were the guppies that were in there with the fry.
     
  15. Anthony

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    Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:32 pm
    They probably killed the guppies.
     
  16. Anonymous

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    Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:42 pm
    Definetly did, they were in pieces.
     
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    Re: I don't wanna (Removing parents from fry)

    Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:34 pm
    Yeah I did....like dodging a bullet...LOL!! I still have everything else to do though...LOL!!
     
  18. DanBruv

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    Cory Cat Breeding

    Easiest type of corycat to breed and how many should i have in a tank, etc
     
  19. James0816

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    Re: Cory Cat Breeding

    Hmmmmm, I've only kept peppered cories and they have bred very well for me (I just never did any good gettin any of the little buggers to hatch). I'm sure others will chime in for different breeds. If you're looking to breed them, I would keep no less than (4).
     
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    Re: Cory Cat Breeding

    if i have 6 whats percentage they will breed?