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So my red empress held her fry for 19 days before releasing the babies this is a community tank so it was a full feeding frenzy , she had released about 25 and scooped back up just a few during the chaos and is still holding these 23 days now without eating she is super skinny can see her bones she is very active after the release no longer a bottom dweller, she is interested in eating but wont.
I tried to catch her , but it was to hard would half to remove 150 lbs of rock and 60% water so thats not going to happen.
 

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Know what you mean. Too many rocks, too much trouble. One thing to consider for future use? I find cutting the chase area in half help a lot. I made a movable divider from light diffuser covered with wedding veil netting. I now try to leave a space near center so that the divider can be wedged under the center bar. That only leaves a 1/2 ton of rocks to move? Peacocks are not well trained in the art of hiding and they may not make it too well without help.
 

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Know what you mean. Too many rocks, too much trouble. One thing to consider for future use? I find cutting the chase area in half help a lot. I made a movable divider from light diffuser covered with wedding veil netting. I now try to leave a space near center so that the divider can be wedged under the center bar. That only leaves a 1/2 ton of rocks to move? Peacocks are not well trained in the art of hiding and they may not make it too well without help.
A divider is a great idea and have used before , the issue last time with the divider was tried to case just the one to catch to one side impossible so the fish trapped on the side with the one to catch were getting to excited and stressed , so as much as I want to get this girl and do a forced release don't want to stess the others.
However providing she survives ok next times she spawns will go into her own tank after 2 weeks. What ever way I half to catch her.
 
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