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hey guys,

was wondering whats the best way to raise fry? 

i got some that are around 1cm which is currently floating on top in the parents breeder tank. was wondering if i should move it to a 2 footer on its own or should i move it to a even bigger tank? was told that they grow faster in bigger tanks, just dont know if it really applies to fry that are this size.

maybe only applies to when they are like 3-4cm?

thanks in advance.

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A 2fter is good for the next stage, and then maybe something bigger for larger fry.  

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i was told to move them to 2footer when they reach about 2cm... and then to a even bigger tank when they are around 3-4cm which will boost their growth?

 

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I get my fry to 5cm in a 2ft.  I used to use a 4ft for fry 4cm+

depending on what you keep a few fry tanks could be handy.

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gotta start setting up more tanks now ahaha got different size fry... and more females holding!

 

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all about the footprint not the height Frosty

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It depends on how many tanks and how serious you want to get. 

I find 5L glass tanks are a good size for hatching and first feeds for under 100 eggs. Easy to keep batches separate, light enough to pour fish into next stage tank without nets. 

For next stage, you can use tall tanks with the water level low to concentrate food, then add more water the fish grow so you get bigger tanks without having to move them. 

Get nets that span the width of your tank for easier harvesting. Fish don't like getting chased around the tank. 

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great ideas, thanks for that. they are all sitting in DIY fry saver at the moment will be putting them in 2 foot tanks soon.

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On 05/08/2020 at 11:46 PM, Frosty said:

great ideas, thanks for that. they are all sitting in DIY fry saver at the moment will be putting them in 2 foot tanks soon.

And this is how you end up with millions of tanks haha. 

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8 hours ago, Lisafahey said:

And this is how you end up with millions of tanks haha. 

been down that road... and about to step foot down it again 😄

 

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