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what do you do with the fry?

Discussion in 'Beginners Corner' started by Southern fist, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Southern fist

    Southern fist New Member

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    I've kept cichlids before (years ago) and am thinking about starting a new tank. I wasn't aware that breeding was such a big thing in the hobby! What in the world do you do with all of the baby fish?
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Best thing is to join a local fish club if one exists, or create one if not. Then share offspring with your local fish buddies. Or you can sell them online, but packing and shipping fish can be a chore.
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    Southern fist New Member

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    Thanks!
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I donate my offspring to clubs where I'm invited to speak. It offsets some of the cost of flying, room & board. The few extras, like I have now, I trade for other fish. Selling is too much of a hassle. It often isn't worth it, considering the cost of raising fry to mature size.

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