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    Default Re: 8 day old fry! Some questions.

    Tom how much water are you changing?

    Are you making a fresh batch of bbs 1 time a day or 2?
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    Default Re: 8 day old fry! Some questions.

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    Tom, Don't panic over this but in the above image a few look like they have short gill plates.. B = bad, short Gill plates.. G = good ..good gill plates. This could just be the image not the fish.. sometime the gills flare out after they eat as they excrete ammonia and take in Oxygen..catch it wrong in the camera and a good fish looks not so good. The trick is to look at them when the gill is closed..The Gill plate should cover the gill region. Insufficient water changes, less than optimal food can lead to short gill plates. Other than that the size looks good and the shape looks good.

    I would also like to comment that your photography is improving in leaps and bounds!
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    Default Re: 8 day old fry! Some questions.

    Lol Al thank you!!! But it’s still just the iPhone . The fish are getting bigger ok I’m changing water twice a day at the 9s. Changing 70%. I’m feeding bbs a hatch + a day. Also feeding a mix of fdbw discus chow sera crumbles and flakes I’ve mashed to dust. I add water to it and with eye dropper spray it about the fish. They are eating it. Anything else I should be feeding. And yes I tell them to exhale before every picture. Got to say I always liked the BG’s and I’m just hoping to keep them Staying Alive!!

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    Tom, I notice some of the fry have a dip at the dorsal fin, may want to keep an eye to see how they grow out. Not sure if the dips are genetic, didn't notice this on the parents.

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    Default Re: 8 day old fry! Some questions.

    All good here but have a question. Does anyone add salt to their young discus? If so how much per 10g? 1ED6EF44-45AE-4365-830C-699EE5720AA0.jpg75C50D39-F9B0-4D2B-BBD5-4D91D4F97AA7.jpg

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    Default Re: 8 day old fry! Some questions.

    Tom theres no need to add salt to discus tanks as a matter of routine including fry tanks. Just add clean water daily.
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    Ok day 25. Came down this morn and one had died. No clue why? 3 days ago because I have a 20g set up for them and because my wife refused to let me cull the 2 sliders. Theyíve been in the 20 by themselves. So I added 2 more from the main tank. Been adding more daily and now up to 10 with sliders. Main has 15 with parents. Ones with parents are growing bigger. Even though I never see them they must still be eating off the parents. Parents are still dark. Thought they would have lighting up by now. The parents do fight a lot. Male seems to be chasing his reflection off the bottom. I feed them every time a feed the fry. BFFBC99A-6F22-45B7-BAB6-B8B3CEE1E368.jpg7B006D0E-A018-433F-8A15-501A6A98B8D2.jpg89370AF3-AF60-4500-B129-B91753158566.jpg.5BECE2B4-3996-47C2-8413-FAE4B192B68E.jpg

    Any thing else I should be feeding?

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    Got to love them they look nice. How many did you end up with? I won't give mine another try until I come back from my Scottsdale try next month.
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    Default Re: 8 day old fry! Some questions.

    As of now 25. 2 sliders.

    Here’s a video of the parents going at it.

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    Tom the fry are looking great....now about those sliders. You probably should try and get your better half there to let them go. Sliding along the bottom now as small light fry may not be too hard on them but the bigger they get .. the more prone for abrasions and infections. Sliding is not something they can recover from. Culling is really the most compassionate thing to do for these fry.
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    Yes I know and will remove soon. She’ll never notice. They don’t really slide. They swim around the tank but with their heads up. At night they do lay on the bottom and sleep. Reminds me of clown loaches. Just strange.

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    Ok todays dilemma! Parents are fighting and they’ve got all the fry trapped under the heater. Saw this and I checked the temp. First though the parents want them warm (silly me). So I through some food in. One comes out and both parents go after it like it’s food. It gets back under the heater and like a horror flick the parents are now possessed and trying to kill them. So I remove all the fry and all now in 20g without parents. All looks good now. Did water changes and added salt to the parents tank. They do look beat up from the fry. Thinking they may want to mate again i but the cone in. Hoping thats not it!!.

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    Default Re: 8 day old fry! Some questions.

    Tom,
    Removing the fry was the right call and they will be fine on their own.. just feed aa you were. Odds are the parents are getting ready to spawn again.. Im guessing probably in the next few days.

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    Default Re: 8 day old fry! Some questions.

    Watch out if there is too much fighting you might have to separate the pair.

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    Default Re: 8 day old fry! Some questions.

    No the fighting has stoped and they are getting some color back.309BEFF5-AE8C-4C91-A949-B7236530F20C.jpgAD039181-5EFE-44BB-A033-530A4C845085.jpg. Ang the fry are doing well without them .

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