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A. Comps Spawned

10 years 2 months ago #27298 by Nuchal Man
Replied by Nuchal Man on topic A. Comps Spawned
The parents will raise them for a while as long as everything works out okay, but if you want fry the best bet is to take them and move them to a fry tank. If you want, you can even leave half and turkey bast another half out if you want to watch some of the parental behavior and raise some.

I've personally found that raising Altolamprologus fry to be easiest using a smaller tanks and tubs (1.5-2.5 gallons) when they are really young. Because they are small and don't move around much. I've found this way they spend less energy searching for food as it is a smaller hunting ground for them. Of course, with a smaller tank it is important to watch water quality. Once they really start moving I move them to a larger tank. I've never used the golden pearls, but newly hatched baby brine and they did fine. I personally prefer using baby brine to other prepared fry foods because it will stay alive in the tank for 5-6 hours after feeding, so the fry have some time to actively hunt it down.

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10 years 2 months ago #27296 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic A. Comps Spawned
It depends on what your end goal is.  Do you want to save the fry? or just let nature take it's course.  If you want to save the fry, I'd suggest setting up a maternity tank with the female, fry and the toaster.

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10 years 2 months ago #27290 by Hurriken
A. Comps Spawned was created by Hurriken
Today I found fry in my Comp toaster. The female is in with them and the male is guarding the outside but a few swam out and were picked off by Tiger Barbs. I just pulled all the barbs out. I'm feeding Golden pearls. Should I be doing anything else?

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