just had fry what to do now plz help

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the mother holding the eggs died this morning and I see there is live fry in the tank what do I do now I've isolated the fry

why did the mother die?
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sharyn replied the topic: Re: just had fry what to do now plz help

What sort of fish are we talking about? Oscars? What do you mean "holding" the eggs? If they are newly hatched they dont need food for a couple of days as they will still have their yolk sacks.

Are they in the main tank with other fish or do you have them in a nursery tank?

They need good water and perfect temperature and the filter inlet needs to have a net or stocking over it so they dont get sucked into the filter. If they are in a nursery tank use a sponge filter.

Come back to us with that info...
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: just had fry what to do now plz help

please listen to Shaz, she's an expert, and has a lot of success with breeding o's.
Why the mother died?
I'm at a loss there.

Was her mate still in the same tank too?
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: just had fry what to do now plz help

i am not sure why the mother died? need more info.

shaz is the go to on this subject.

My YouTube Channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/cebosound1?blend=1&ob=0
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alastair replied the topic: Re: just had fry what to do now plz help

the fry are in a 2 foot tank by themselves. they are african cichlids not sure which ones ill see what I can do about the filter cheers
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auburnaquarist replied the topic: Re: just had fry what to do now plz help

are the cichlids mouth brooders
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alastair replied the topic: Re: just had fry what to do now plz help

yea I think there pea cocks
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sharyn replied the topic: Just had fry what to do now plz help**Brooksie

OK Brooksie or Nicki should field this one - I know nothing about mouth brooders and the importance of their mother or when they need food. I am an Oscar surrogate Mummy myself!

Get some liquid fry food or frozen baby brine shrimp. Start them on a little and see if they are eating. A sponge filter would be good in the tank and be prepared for water changes each day or second day once you start putting food in.

How are they going?
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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: Just had fry what to do now plz help**Brooksie

If the babies have been spit out, then they need to be fed 3-4 times a day. In small amounts...
I did a 50% a day water change on my fry tank..
And make sure you have a cycled filter on the tank...

Good Luck, and if you have any questions, just shout! :)
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askhammatt replied the topic: Re: Just had fry what to do now plz help**Brooksie

gd luck with ur fry
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