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#1 Paul

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:17 AM

So, Chan went out to feed her "children" (fish) this morning, and got a surprise. She turned off the system first, as that is what we do every time we feed the fish. This prevents food waste from being sucked into the RFF from the fish tank, while they are eating.
 
While there, she noticed the RFF was starting to spill water out of the tank. The strainer in the RFF was backed up, causing the RFF to begin to overflow. It's the strainer on the left side of this image:
 
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Fortunately, she caught it in time. She pulled the top off the RFF to find a surprise. 

 

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 04:30 PM

Chan figures she rescued 60 or 70 of them. 

 


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 04:38 PM

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 10:59 PM

Has you know that they are quick breeder's. Good for you to increase the family :)
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Posted 22 July 2016 - 11:27 PM

Interesting problem.  They WILL do that again and it probably won't take long.  So, the question is: How do you save the fry and also keep them from clogging up the filter? 


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 02:11 AM

Has you know that they are quick breeder's. Good for you to increase the family :)

 

You may have missed something here, Andy. This wasn't intentional. I do not need all of these fry. Not yet, anyway.

 

 

Interesting problem.  They WILL do that again and it probably won't take long.  So, the question is: How do you save the fry and also keep them from clogging up the filter? 

 

I'm sure they probably will, too. Regarding the strainers, it is not the fry that is the problem. That is caused by food and fish waste, and is normal. In fact, the clogged strainer saved the newborns from being injected into the (very fast) moving media bio-filter. Had they made it that far, they surely would have perished in such a tank. 

 

We are also not prepared to run breeding, hatchery, or nursery tanks, yet.


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:01 AM

Could you possibly create a temporary nursery by floating a large bowl In the tank, with some kind of filter built into the sides of the bowl? 

Seems a shame to waste the fry...


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 08:26 AM

Could you possibly create a temporary nursery by floating a large bowl In the tank, with some kind of filter built into the sides of the bowl? 

Seems a shame to waste the fry...

 

Sure. In fact, they make small, separate nurseries for aquariums. 

 

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But, you can only keep them in there for so long. My 70 liters aquarium won't hold 60 to 70 fry for very long, for sure.


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 08:37 AM

Birth control for fish?  Just sayin'


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 07:25 PM

Sex is a powerful force Paul - unstoppable!


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