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What's the secret to tumbling?

8 years 5 months ago #31354 by mikeg2929
Momma knows best. My best success comes from letting the mother fish hold the eggs for a few days - even up to 10 days. Tumbling fry is a lot easier than tumbling just laid eggs.

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8 years 5 months ago #31347 by Cichlidfreak1

sawboy2 wrote: Keep em so that they're just "bumping" the bottom. Not actually tumbling around. The idea is to just keep them moving.

And a few of the guys in the club swear by tumbling them in dedicated tanks loaded with methyl blue.


Agree with Sawboy2. Just enough air to keep them moving. Good luck...

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8 years 6 months ago - 8 years 5 months ago #31346 by scubadiver
I have had some problems with fungused eggs recently lost three batches as well.

The fourth batch I made sure the female held for a 9 days before stripping and had complete success.

So for now I am going to make sure the female holds the eggs for about a week or so before stripping.

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8 years 6 months ago #31345 by wilpir
I've always hung my tumblers in the tank the parents are in..never had a loss yet!..same water and filtered....

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8 years 6 months ago #31344 by decapod
If you use a small dedicated tank to tumble in, don't forget to have some kind of bio filter going, or do large frequent water changes. The fry aren't eating, but they're burning yolk like crazy and producing ammonia. Yeah, it's hard to do water changes without messing up the tumbler, especially if you use 1-gallon pickle jars like I sometimes do.

I've had problems with fungus, so my results have been pretty lousy lately. Methylene Blue doesn't seem to help, and I suspect it's killing off the bio in the small sponge filters that I use in the pickle jars. Acriflavine is next on my list of things to try..

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8 years 6 months ago #31341 by sawboy2
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Keep em so that they're just "bumping" the bottom. Not actually tumbling around. The idea is to just keep them moving.

And a few of the guys in the club swear by tumbling them in dedicated tanks loaded with methyl blue.

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8 years 6 months ago #31338 by Jack
I've tumbled eggs but am rarely successful. I have a real tumbler. What is the secret?

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