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Bolivians! Again!

Post  williemcd on Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:28 pm

This time I'll be ready for the Free-swimmers!  It's a small batch.. perhaps 70 or so... Poppa is the bigger one.. Also will be a pic of them 24 hrs later in which it looks like a 100% fert. rate!  Whoo Hooo

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Re: Bolivians! Again!

Post  williemcd on Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:54 pm

Well.. the parents dug a pit and moved the wigglers!  About 7 hrs before the move, there were only 5 infertile eggs.   This time they are being pulled as soon as F/S stage.... Or has anyone pulled wigglers?  Bill

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Re: Bolivians! Again!

Post  neogeo20041 on Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:48 pm

Turkey baster should make your life a lot easier. That's what I use to move all my fry.
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Re: Bolivians! Again!

Post  williemcd on Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:04 pm

Neo.. that's old school... I affix a length of oversize airline hose to a bamboo stake (from my orchid props).. and siphon the suckers out into a holding tank... then over to the rearing tank... The question I was asking has anyone ever pulled wigglers...
I thought you reared all your fry in that gallon egg hatching jug hence no need for the baster!  Bill

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Post  neogeo20041 on Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:32 pm

I do pull wrigglers if they are in a tank with other fish definitely or if I'm trying to get a good batch for my breeding project. I only use the rearing kit if I pull the eggs and hatch it myself. The fry are usually good in the jar for about 2 weeks depending on the number of fry. The first week you don't want the fry to be in a big tank because they can't find food very easily and seem scared. I have used from 5 gallon to 1 gallon jar for raising fry but I usually have more success with smaller tanks until they are big enough.
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Re: Bolivians! Again!

Post  williemcd on Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:46 pm

neo.. have you pulled wigglers other than Angels?  The Rams are excellent parents until they get interested in a subsequent spawn.. say 3 weeks... I've searched and searched and haven't found anyone pulling Ram wigglers... was hoping someone had tried that.. Bill

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Re: Bolivians! Again!

Post  Doxiemom on Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:07 am

Bill.....I say TRY IT! You have the experience and the live food to get them started. Keep us updated!
PS..... I still use a good turkey baster!! Old school or not!! LOL
And Neo.....I would NEVER keep fry in a hatch jar for two weeks!! That is a crucial time for developing! NOT a good practice, IMO.
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