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I have a colony of J. ornatus and J. transcriptus (mentioned in the other thread). They were started with 6 juveniles each and kept in 25 gallon tanks (13x13x36... awesome tanks!). Like all my aquariums, they are aquascaped. Now I have a pair in each tank that are starting to produce a lot of fry, and I want to remove the extra adults without disturbing the rock work. I have been patiently trying to net them out, but that is not working. They pop back into the rocks and I then I cannot differentiate them from the breeding pairs. I do not want to mess up the rock work for fear of disturbing the breeders. Do I need to remove the other adults at all? They do not seem to be picking off fry, and if they are so what? I see at least four ages of fry in the J. ornatus tank and three in the J. transcriptus.