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Old 12-20-2012, 08:52 PM
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Guess what I'm trying to say is the one that is Best at hatching the eggs she lays is the mother of those eggs.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:55 AM
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Been there done that! Found fry swimming around and never new mom was holding.

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Even within the mother's mouth, fry from the same batch will progress at different rates. To try and give an example of this, a couple of weeks ago I had waited what I figured was a long enough wait for a red bulu I know had spawned some 7 days prior. When I began the strip I immediately I had a problem. I got about ten unhatched eggs, about 5~6 shells from what appeared to be successful hatchings. Well not being able to convince the mother to take the eggs back, I tried to hatch them myself,with No luck. Three or four days ago I looked in the upper corner of my tank and found five new fry! I'm keeping these, being my first!
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:49 PM
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Congrats on the fry! I usually let my females hold and this can be 30+ days for reds. Several spawns I've had 30-40 wigglers. Its cool to see the fry wander off and all run into her mouth at perceived danger.
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Petrochromis Red Bulu Female has at least 52 fry. Thank You, Patrick Lombardo
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by cichlidpat10 View Post
Petrochromis Red Bulu Female has at least 52 fry. Thank You, Patrick Lombardo
Wow! That's a lot. Congrats.

Did you strip her?
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