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Ropefish fry

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Holy cow! I'm doing a little cleaning in my tank and taking out some plants and BOOM. Little ropefish, I'm 90% sure they're ropefish, too long for any other fish from my tank. They're around 1 cm long. What can I do for them? I've taken them out in a little container, I have some spare tanks, so there'll be place to grow them out, but I heard it's nearly impossible to breed them! Help needed!
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Yeah, I know this article pretty well, but what I don't know is if I should get them in container with strong filtration or nearly no? (for example blue gularis fry grows best with low water and only water changes) I'm getting some live brineshrimp right now. Should I separate them? I've heard they can cannibalize each other.
 

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It was a long time ago - sadly all died. I'm waiting for a miracle of more time to properly care for them. Ropefish are spawning constantly after every water change. Many times I saw some little ones, but really no time to scoop them out and set a tank for them. I'm thinking of breeding ropefish for real when I'll be moving them to a bigger tank - maybe I'll leave the actual tank for some time without decorations etc. to be able to search for eggs.
 

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I'm running an experiment, doing some of the fry I have a harder time in large tubs outside. Of course, you would need to wait for spring to do the same. It is realy low in time overheads, I feed them when I remember, but they grow regardless.
The little ones seem to be growing really fast, but its still a few weeks before I'd be able to see if I finally broke my long stint of deformed danio.
I started the tubs using aged water from a tub I left to stand under cover over winter. Full of bloodworms, daphnia and mosquito larvae. I also have lots of peppered cory juveniles in there to keep the floor cleanish and get rid of anything that can catch fish before it gets big enough. They would be fine with those fry.
In Poland it may be hard. Till May it sometimes is as low as 10-15 C outside (daytime, not at night)... Week later aaaand it's 30 C.
 
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