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RE: Fry with parents

John Wubbolt wrote 
<snip>But I do like to leave them with the parents for about 4 weeks if I
Gives them a better chance to grow faster if left with the adults then
if I steal them right away.   Don't know what it is but fry left with
parents do better then fry taken away from them right away.   <end snip>

Just pure speculation on my part. But I have noticed this also. Could it be
that the fry are feeding off of the parents slime coat as a supplement, Much
like discus are known to do? Would take very close observation to prove but
it is curious.

Erick Jones

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