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    Default Long time lurker , first day poster..... Fry on the backs of one of my pair....

    As I said in the introductory dept., I was into discus back in the mid 80s and had to stop but started keeping them again 3 years ago. As of today, I have babies on the backs of fish I raised from 3 months old. They are blue diamond cross albino. Seems like all the fry found their way onto the parents who are a great pair so far. There are some albinos in the bunch ( it takes both parents having the gene to have albino fry) You can see one in the 2nd video I'm posting. This is a great site and thanks to everyone for sharing their experience.




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    Default Re: Long time lurker , first day poster..... Fry on the backs of one of my pair....

    Very nice and welcome to Simply!!! Feel free to give up updates as they grow!

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    Default Re: Long time lurker , first day poster..... Fry on the backs of one of my pair....

    So today is the 6th day they have been on the parent's backs. I had to put a separater between the parents as the mother was chomping on the father's tail. Marital spats leading to the fry getting tossed around! Now that they are separated, all is well and the fry swim back and forth between them passing through the grating. Albeit they seem to to spend more time on the father and not all of them make the trip to see mom.
    None of the albino fry seem to have survived even though they all seemed to attach to the parents in the beginning. Seems like as soon as they wandered even a tiny bit, they seemed to get lost and could not find their way back. I leads me to believe as with all albino animals, they have problems with their vision. At least it appears like that.
    The rest are all doing great and started eating bbs yesterday. They have pretty much doubled in size since the 1st day they went free swimming .

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