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Clever idea

Discussion in 'Husbandry / Breeding' started by Apistomaster, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Apistomaster

    Apistomaster Member 5 Year Member

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    Marle, username on www.aquaticquotient.com forum, uses an excellent technique for removing unwanted dither fish after Apistogramma have spawned in a small flower pot. Before disturbing the brooding female, a larger flower pot is placed over the smaller one allowing the removal of dither fish you may not want to leave around the free swimming larvae without causing any undue alarm to the brooding female.
    I thought this idea was too good not to mention it here. I wish I had thought of it myself long ago.
  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Truly, an excellent idea!
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    gingerbeer Member 5 Year Member

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    Great idea - thanks.
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    ste12000 Member 5 Year Member

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    Ive done something similar in the odd times that a female has spawned again while she already has juveniles in her tank, wait until she is in her cave(mine always have a small entrance) then push sand over the entrance, quickly remove the decor, catch the older juvenile fish and remove some of the rubbish disturbed in the commotion. Top the water back up, add the decor back and then slowly dig out the cave entrance with my finger, the female does not have a clue whats happened and go's on to raise her fry with no problems.