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    They now look like a fish, Frank. Two of them have bars already.

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    The larger fry are starting to round a little.
    I agree that in several you can see faint bar possibilities.

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    They now look like a fish, Frank. Two of them have bars already.

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    Nice to see they are doing well Frank...It may be time to think about moving them out in their own tank...feeding them up, and growing them out.
    The best thing l like about all this is that you ultimately have control on how these guys turn out.
    Nothing wrong with the parents having a short break, and getting back to work
    Thanks for the cool pics and updates
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    Joe, what size Do you separate? They’re not 1/2 inch yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by two utes View Post
    Nice to see they are doing well Frank...It may be time to think about moving them out in their own tank...feeding them up, and growing them out.
    The best thing l like about all this is that you ultimately have control on how these guys turn out.
    Nothing wrong with the parents having a short break, and getting back to work
    Thanks for the cool pics and updates

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    Hi Frank.
    I have very little knowledge in this area, and can only go on my own experience where i chose to remove the fry when i was confident that they were taking my offerings. Before i removed them from their parents, they were already taking a finely ground beef heart mix, newly hatched brine shrimp, small pieces of freeze dried black worms, and also finely ground granules. In my personal experience i felt the sooner they were removed the better regardless on their size, and in order to optimize their growth.

    If i remember correctly they were probably around 4 weeks old when i finally removed them, but that was only because i wasn't home all the time to take proper care of them, which the parents were certainly doing.
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    I am hoping to make it at least 4 weeks myself. I am hoping to move them to a 40g breeder for grow-out. I could be wrong (my first fry) but it seems that the longer I can keep them with the parents (excellent parents) the better. I am running the risk of the pair eating them but so far no aggression on the pair.
    I am seeing how things go day by day. I do have perhaps one with a deformed top fin. I do have various growth. We will see how things proceed for now.


    Quote Originally Posted by two utes View Post
    Hi Frank.
    I have very little knowledge in this area, and can only go on my own experience where i chose to remove the fry when i was confident that they were taking my offerings. Before i removed them from their parents, they were already taking a finely ground beef heart mix, newly hatched brine shrimp, small pieces of freeze dried black worms, and also finely ground granules. In my personal experience i felt the sooner they were removed the better regardless on their size, and in order to optimize their growth.

    If i remember correctly they were probably around 4 weeks old when i finally removed them, but that was only because i wasn't home all the time to take proper care of them, which the parents were certainly doing.

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    I thought this picture was neat! 17 days old.

    IMG_0291.jpg

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    They are really beginning to look like fish, Frank.

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    That is a neat pic for sure Frank...they're looking more like little discus every day now. Coming along nicely!

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    I usually remove the fry as early as possible,
    as this will prevent the fry from picking up the flukes from the parents, especially if the
    fry are eating on the bottom of the tank they
    may be picking up the flukes.

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