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Hey all,

Got bored a few weeks ago and headed to ebay as you do. Ended up buying an egg tumbler from america. got it yesterday and milked one of my holding girls today. at this stage seems to be working quite well.

Anyone else bought one of these and used it? success rates?

Trent

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they was also a guy on plecofanatics http://www.plecofanatics.com/forum/show ... hp?t=54696

selling them for $54.00 a month or so ago exactly the same, picked one up and just finished using it on a clutch of albino b/nose eggs, didn't lose one, to bad i didn't have it when my pepps kicked there eggs out :roll: lost all those eggs trying to tumble with an airstone, easy to use and at this rate one of the best investments I've made

Chris

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I found matthews website, he also makes and sells fryholders :

http://thefishcave.com.au/diy/diy_frysaver.html

Cheers, Doug

I used a very similar design (minus the airstone) and they work great. I don't need the airstone because they are in my main tank and the water flow is pretty good, so the water moves around inside the 'cage' pretty well. BUT, I found out the hard way that you should only put free-swimming fry in them! I lost an entire batch of kingsizei (about 18) who still had the egg sac attached to them, as whenever one of them would come against the mesh, an adult fish would attempt to suck them through the mesh, and this would in turn injure and eventually kill the fry. Oh well, lesson learned ! These days I wait the required 3 weeks and strip the female accordingly. I may not get as many fry, but the rate of survival increases dramatically.

Which reminds me, if anyone has any interest in about 50 kingsizei fry that are growing up, let me know ! :-)

my two cents worth anyway...

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