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gorgoroth replied the topic: oscars laid eggs

get hikari first bite, or grind pellets in a peppermill, put a small amount in a glass of water, then use a syringe or pipette to suck up the mixed food/water and release it near the fish. you should only do this once the yolk sacks they have are used up, this should take them a few days, you'll notice it easily.

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aaronblove wrote: Ok so apparently it wasnt a fungus. Came home from work last nighy and noticed the eggs were hatching! I pulled them and put them in a 3 gal pot with an air pump and a heater turned down low. Hopefully i didnt ruin them. From what ive read its best to pull them out so its easier for them to find food. Any advice?

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aaronblove replied the topic: oscars laid eggs

I have some krill at home. I figured id try it? Any objections?
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krill might be a bit to big for newly hatched fry, ground up flakes will also do nice if you have them but make sure it's very small. after a week or 2 you can try feeding with krill.

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aaronblove replied the topic: oscars laid eggs

K so just wanted to update you guys. Some of the eggs have hatched. Its pretty hard to count how many exactly but the little guys are just now figuring out how to swim. Get up off the bottom really. Attached the best picture i could capture.
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ehall67 replied the topic: oscars laid eggs

lol took me a while to find them but AWESOME!!! so happy for you! to cool!

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aaronblove replied the topic: oscars laid eggs

Ok so i have ? Do you guys think that the babies would be ok if i put a plecco in the tank with them? Hes around 6 in long they're in a bare bottom tank and its getting dirty with uneaten food. Hes never been aggressive so i thought itd be ok but if u guys think its a bad idea ill just do a water change in the morning.
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DRACO replied the topic: oscars laid eggs

you can not avoid uneaten foods because parents will crushed the pellets
and spit it out for the fries... so if i were you, i will not take the risk
until fries grows some size....
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aaronblove replied the topic: oscars laid eggs

Theyre in a 10 gal bare bottom tank alone. I been feeding them crushed flakes (almost a powder) when they are big enough ill switch to krill. Alot easier to maintain ur tank using them. Just was wondering if the plecco would eat them or attack them or anything.
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