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I have for the fourth time now got eggs in my Oscar tank and really want to raise them . What should I do as the last time I took out all other fish (JDs and Pleco) but didn't worry about the Bristlenoses as I thought they would be ok... Big mistake! They loved eating all the Oscar eggs..

So after this event I put the JDs back so don't really want to stress them again...

Should I remove the eggs? And if so what should I do?
I'm sure you guys can help me
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DRACO replied the topic: What to do?...

if you are really serious in your plan of raising fries,
buy bigger tank now. it is not right that you wish the
eggs to hatch without the tank ready on standby...
if this batch did hatch, there will be another batch...
so go and get a new tank and be ready for the next batch...
worrying on what to do this point in time will not help much....
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I already have a standby tank and already have people wanting the fry.

What I was after is some advice on keeping the fry alive at this stage
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jewie wrote: I already have a standby tank and already have people wanting the fry.

What I was after is some advice on keeping the fry alive at this stage


I've decided to move the eggs anyway and see how it goes from there. Do I need filtration with the blue in the water?
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I have them in a 2ft tank for now and have a 4footer waiting for them
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Do you have a male in the tank to fertilize them? Sounds likea dumb question, but with those eggs being white in color it means that they are not fertilized. You want them to be brown color.

Also, the 4 foot tank would be much better suited. Make sure that it is very clean and filtered extremely well. I think it is preferred to have no substrate in the tank to make sure that it is extremely clean.

This is only input from what I have read about this topic. I'm sure someone will help you out a little better than I can.
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jewie replied the topic: What to do?...

This video clip should answer the question on if i have a male to fertilise the eggs... yes another batch of eggs and these ones have hatched! super stoked!
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gorgoroth replied the topic: What to do?...

if you can, put a divider so the parents can't reach them, grab an empty bottle of water, squeeze it together and once you are near the fry slowly let the bottle go bac to it's normal form, creating suction to suck up those fry :) you can then go and put them in a growout tank and feed them with baby brine shrimp or powder food

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congrats on the spawn

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