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Re: Ram Fry Problems

Hi Steph

As Aaron stated you seem to be doing everything OK water changes slow and
gentle with airline every (other) day, food is the major problem as you may
of noticed the fry are very small, I've found the best results come from
feeding with inforsuria (spelling might be off) for the first week to 10
days, proprietary fry food, fouls the water to quickly, metholine blue works
fine for me always have a high hatch rate with it.

I feed the fry and remove the dead fry with a medium sized hypodermic
syringe with a length of airline on the end a very handy and inexpensive

- -----Original Message-----
From: Steph & Dave <caligula@curie.dialix.com.au>
To: Apisto Mailing List <apisto@majordomo.pobox.com>
Date: 23 March 1998 08:29
Subject: Ram Fry Problems

>Hi All
>Im looking for suggestions and info on raising Ram fry successfully. :)
>I had a spawn that I hatched artificially but all fry died progressively
>over the first 6 days.  They never seemed to truly develop into free
>swimming fry, staying on the bottom of the fry tank.
>I saw a previous article about belly sliders and was wondering if this
>is what happened and what to do to prevent this.
>My current routine with the spawn is to :
>- setup a 5 gal tank with water from the parents tank, (ph 6.4, 50ppm
>- move the rock with the eggs on it into the tank - carefully not
>exposing them to air
>- i set up a sponge with a airstone thru it as a primitive sponge filter
>and but otherwise run a bare tank - the sponge comes out of a
>established tank
>- place eggs near air stone to get a water current over them
>- add some fungicide
>Has anyone got any suggestions about doing water changes?
>In such a small volume I am a bit cautious?  Should I leave the water
>untouched for say 10 days, change every day, or something inbetween
>If babies die, how do you remove them from the tank to prevent further
>Any suggestions would be appreciated,
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