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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    very cool Sanjay. Glad that worked for you and you shared it. I usually just drop the water to the fishes back and remove the sponge for a day.

    Hope these guys turn out well for you. guessing you will see a bunch of gold mellons and some peppered pigeons.

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    I did lower the water too on the first day of free swimming, but water was going bad very fast. And talking about sponge omg ! I saved 35 fry atleast that stuck inside :/
    I don't know how many more were inside I could see some through the sponge but they are so deep inside that I can't save them, lesson learnt there. Hope I see only few of the peppered kind lol

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    Sanjay,
    What kind of sponge do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    Sanjay,
    What kind of sponge do you use?

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    Hydro sponge filter (I actually won that here on Simply lol )

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    No more blue lights needed -
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    Default Re: Red Melon(golden based) x Golden Rafflesia

    Sanjay, theres 2 types of hydrosponges
    One is called "professional" The pores on these are larger /coarse. I personally didnt like them as much as the regular hydros. I use the finer hydro pored ones... the discus fry cant get into these.

    http://jehmco.com/html/hydro-sponge_filters.html

    I use the basic Hydro-Sponge #5 (4”h x 5 3/4” dia. sponge) for a 29gal breeder. part number
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    Sanjay, theres 2 types of hydrosponges
    One is called "professional" The pores on these are larger /coarse. I personally didnt like them as much as the regular hydros. I use the finer hydro pored ones... the discus fry cant get into these.

    http://jehmco.com/html/hydro-sponge_filters.html

    I use the basic Hydro-Sponge #5 (4”h x 5 3/4” dia. sponge) for a 29gal breeder. part number
    H-V
    Hth,
    Al
    Dang ! that's very helpful info. Thanks Al !

    Now I will have to find a way to convince my wife to buy more fishy stuff lol.

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    Sanjay, I'm glad I saw this, I'd like to try it. Where did you buy the blue light? I assume it's a fluorescent, right? Thanks, -Don

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    Sanjay, I'm glad I saw this, I'd like to try it. Where did you buy the blue light? I assume it's a fluorescent, right? Thanks, -Don
    Don, I'm using the Current-USA Led lights on this. It has an option to switch to dark blue lights. Good Luck

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    Default Re: Red Melon(golden based) x Golden Rafflesia

    Had to separate the female out, she went crazy and started picking on the fry. It’s just he male now,
    hopefully he’s not stressed too much. Will mostly separate the fry soon. Pic of 1 week fry(from free swimming day)
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    Default Re: Red Melon(golden based) x Golden Rafflesia

    Hi Sanjay. It's not unusual to have to pull one of the parents. I'd see how long they can get along with the remaining parent, and don't remove him until you see a need, until they're maybe 1.5-2 cm, when they start really looking like little discus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueDiscus View Post
    Hi Sanjay. It's not unusual to have to pull one of the parents. I'd see how long they can get along with the remaining parent, and don't remove him until you see a need, until they're maybe 1.5-2 cm, when they start really looking like little discus.
    Thanks Steve, I was going to remove the fry today. But I may wait for until the fry are 2 weeks old ? Male is doing good, but I do see him at times shaking them off and getting a quick breather(not too often, but I catch him doing that twice a day). Not sure if that's common ?

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    Default Re: Red Melon(golden based) x Golden Rafflesia

    I do think that's common. Like you said, he takes a break. Sometime it seems like good parents are training the fry.

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    Thanks Steve !

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    Default Re: Red Melon(golden based) x Golden Rafflesia

    So with the genetics of this pair can anyone predict what percentage will have a solid look? Would they most likely be red like dad, or yellow like mum, or orange cause of the red/yellow blend?
    I have been relating to Sanjay about the fry from this pair as i am interested in a grow out project...

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