raising oscar fry???

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today my O's laid their second batch of eggs in 2 weeks, they laid probably over a week ago actually, the eggs hatched but the wrigglers slowly died off and after 2 days of hatching they were all gone.
im wondering if i should remove the fresh eggs from the tank, as i really want a batch of little O's to sell. this is about the 5 or 6th time they've laid in the time of had them (from babies) which is about 4 or 5 years..

any advice on how to help my eggs survive would be greatly appreciated =+

thank-you

other pets are my colt (Freddo Frog), my staffy (Tank) and my boxer x,(Steph)
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PAUL replied the topic: Re:raising oscar fry???

prepare a hatching tank properly cycled but pump should be equip with fine mesh
to avoid wigglers being sucked by the pump. in my case, i had tried to hatched
eggs in a bucket with power head, applied some methylene blue to control fungi,
and hatch accordingly.
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marcus replied the topic: Re: raising oscar fry???

Oscars don't get it right 1st time and can take a few attempts before success. if you can handle the stress of letting them get on with it then that's the easy way out. they will get it right after a few goes.

next is to remove the fry to a spare tank. as Paul says it needs to be set up and cycled ready for the fry. a small flow/current, met blue and the same PH/temp as the main tank is all that's needed. live brine shrimp for food.

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marcus replied the topic: Re: raising oscar fry???

what about doing both, half left with the pair in the main tank and try half with a hand raised tank.

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biancawinter replied the topic: Re: raising oscar fry???

thanks for the info, i set up a smaller tank with the water out of the big tank and added a heater and a air stone. i took the rock out whichj they had laid on and put it in there. now i feel bad because they are looking everywhere for their rock and eggs. arnt they stuck to the rock? if i try to remove them wont i crush them?i was just wondering whether i should put some back in on a smaller rock for them

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askhammatt replied the topic: Re: raising oscar fry???

if u feel there distressed and will ive u more peace of mind u cant to any harm by leaving some with the parents/giving some back.
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jamesmillar replied the topic: Re:raising oscar fry???

Congratulations on ur addition to the family lolol.
Hope it all goes well, would love a couple of photo's time permitting.
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delboybully replied the topic: Re:raising oscar fry???

Did you feed the babies, liquifry no2 is cichlid baby food sold in the uk

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Noddy replied the topic: Re:raising oscar fry???

And if they spawn, where will the babies :P go?
My 2 Oscars seem very friendly, and may turn out to be a couple, but i never thought of what to do with the fry if they would survive.
I guess my LFS will say no, if i say i got a 100 or so baby oscars i'd like to drop off...
and if my tank looks like this, i guess i'm in trouble.
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biancawinter replied the topic: Re:raising oscar fry???

okay so my eggs have hatched and they seem to have eyes now, but the eggs are still stuck to them.... when do i start feeding ??????

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