Fry protector
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > DIY


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-18-2013, 06:18 AM   #1
Kat12
Wannabe Guru
 
Kat12's Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,307
Default

Fry protector


Not sure if this is the right place to show this. My 10 gallon I can't put any plants in it that I don't mind being eaten, but need protection for fry in the future. So made this tonight.



Plan was for it to look like the roots of floating plants.
Kat12 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-18-2013, 07:23 AM   #2
Stone454
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: East of knox
Posts: 351
Default

Looks like a spawning mop basically, I tend to not protect my fry, only the strong survive, I have too many fish as is lol, and everytime I save fry there are from the fish I definately do not want more of lol
Stone454 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2013, 07:25 AM   #3
Kat12
Wannabe Guru
 
Kat12's Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,307
Default

getting tiger endlers and wanted some cover for them.
Kat12 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2013, 06:16 PM   #4
Mizuhuman
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Mizuhuman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 416
Default

yeah that should work. it looks like spawning mops like stone454 said. What materials did you use to make those?
Mizuhuman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2013, 04:38 PM   #5
typage76
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 21
Default Protecting fry

Endlers generally don't eat their young.( i have not run into any issues as of yet but you want to set up a separate tank for your females or you are going to a million babies before you know it. I have three tanks: an Evolve 8 for my males a 5 gallon planted tank for my females and a 2.5 gallon for my fry. When i want more i just pick a male and 3 females and dump them into the 2.5 gallon for a week and then move the males back the their tank and leave the females till they give birth, then move them back to their tank.
typage76 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
tricken
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 151
Default

i also find fry will hide in rocks and get crushed
tricken is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2013, 08:30 PM   #7
SBPyro
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Melrose, MA
Posts: 445
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by typage76 View Post
Endlers generally don't eat their young.
+1

My Tiger endlers just breed and breed and breed, Haven't had any issues with cannibalism.
SBPyro is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #8
typage76
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 21
Default

The other nice thing about separating them is that you can selectively breed your endlers
typage76 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2013, 11:18 PM   #9
Kat12
Wannabe Guru
 
Kat12's Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,307
Default

Well selective breeding with prehit is harder and supplying some security is not a bad thing in my view.
Kat12 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #10
typage76
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 21
Default

The mops are nice for the young fry. If you have never had endlers before you will realize in a few months that they breed like crazy and you will wish they did eat their young. :-) The females give birth every 23 days and the young can breed at 3 weeks.
typage76 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012