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bolivianbaby
10-29-2013, 08:34 PM
I have been wanting to breed this species for several years and I finally have Steatocranus casuarius fry!

Any pointers on fry care would be greatly appreciated!

ronv
10-29-2013, 09:01 PM
Baby brine shrimp and clean water. Congrats...

bolivianbaby
10-29-2013, 09:12 PM
Thanks Ron! The rainbows are at it again, too! Waited too long to remove the fry:(.

These babies are fast! I was going to pull them and raise them in a fry tank, but they are too quick to net and too big to siphon.

ronv
10-30-2013, 08:54 AM
If you intend to syphon fry, the key is to do it when the fry are first free swimming. They are in a tight ball then. If you wait until they start getting adventurous it is hard to catch them. I normally leave a few fry for the adults to care for. If you take them all the adults will sometimes blame each other and have a spat. BTW, I would be interested in some of your buffalohead fry.

bolivianbaby
10-30-2013, 12:55 PM
I was able to pull a few and have them growing out in a fry tank. Hopefully, between the fry tank and the parents, we will meet with success.

Ron-You get first dibs, my friend:)