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Peppermint Eggs Day 5
August 9, 2011
1:51 pm
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I just happened to be standing in front of a tank today as a male peppermint was kicking out a clutch of eggs from his cave. luckily i was there or they would have been a tasty snack for the orange head geos sharing the tank.

Anyway i threw them into a fry saver and took a couple of good snaps. by the time i got home from work tonight they are all out of the egg sacks. these eggs/wrigglers are just 5 days old from spawning so are basically an egg with a top and tail

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August 9, 2011
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Good save /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

peppermint as in a plec species?

August 9, 2011
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Scientific Name Ancistrus sp. (L071)
Common Name(s) L071, L181, L249, Peppermint Pleco (English, Australia)

August 10, 2011
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Nice! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> What's the next step with them and what's a 'fry saver'??

Cake or death?
August 10, 2011
10:32 am
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just a quick update today (day 7)

only about 6 eggs died or fungused so happy with hatch rate.

they seem to be growing well.

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A fry saver is a small container with holes cut in the sides that are covered with mesh. mine float in my tank by attaching strips of styrofoam along the top edge. you put eggs or fry in them to grow them out free from the danger of other fish or filters

August 11, 2011
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another update (i'm enjoying seeing the fast progress they make)

day 8 from spawning

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August 12, 2011
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Do you grow them on inside that container or move them to a separate tank?

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August 12, 2011
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QUOTE (Matt @ Aug 12 2011, 04:50 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you grow them on inside that container or move them to a separate tank?

i usually grow them to about 1.5-2cm then move them to a grow out tank (out of the fry saver)

August 12, 2011
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Day 10 and only just a little egg sack left

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1 got out into the main tank when i was putting them into a different fry saver (really bad pic sorry)

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