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Old 04-18-2014, 12:37 AM   #1
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GBR mating


I witnessed my female GBR laying her eggs it was pretty cool. I've read that they like to lay eggs on flat rocks, or broad leaves, my guys decide to lay them on the floor. I even added some terra cotta 'caves' for them to hide in, but they don't seem to like them either. Lol I know they may end up eating the eggs the first few times they breed but I can't help but feel excited.

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Woo hop just checked the tank and I see little wigglers! Some of the eggs have hatched! Anyone have GBR fry experience?

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Congrats! Hope you have infusoria or some other fry food ready, though...and even then, if this is a community, many of the fry will be lost.
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I have brine shrimp, but online it says they won't need food until they are free swimming. Right now they just wiggle along the substrate , some actually have gone into the eco complete substrate, will they be able to come out or are they going to die? I saw the dad suck up a baby abd chew in it, I got worriied but then he spit the fry out and it was still alive so I'm assuming it's a cleaning thing?

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The parents will "relocate" fry that leave thier comfort zone, so i wouldnt worry about that :-)
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:37 AM   #6
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It is possible depending on the substrate that a few of them could fall into there and not get out. A lot of the time my pairs that don't eat the fry will relocate the fry someplace they feel more comfortable but this does not always happen. If by chance they do fall in it would only be one or two but not to likely to happen. When they do start free swimming around day 5-6 you'll want to start feeding them shortly after. They are very small so BBS or decapsulated brine shrimp eggs or something very small like First Bites or any other number of "powdered food". When they do start swimming the parents will have a hell of a time chasing them around sucking them up and bringing them back to "home base".
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