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So I thought I might post an update on the breeding of these guys.

After a month away I came back and the tank with these apistos in it was completely overgrown with algae. Mum was looking after another batch of wrigglers and since she had eaten the last 5 batches I decide I would remove her and dad and let nature do it's thing.

The fry have been living in the 60ltr tank with copious amounts of algae and surely infusoria for 2 weeks (I also moved house in this time) and they are doing well. It's hard to see how many are still alive, but I would guess 20 - 30. I still have not fed them yet, but I think they are now big enough that I will start feed BBS soon.

Here is the pic of the tank after a little bit of a clean.

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with apisto fry you can feed BBS once they are free swimming. they will do better and grow faster that just scavenging on what is in the tank. 1-2 weeks after they are free swimming I usually start to add some finely crushed flake as well. this gets them used to dry foods and makes the later transition to flakes/pellets quite easy in my experience.

to help prevent the mother eating the fry, add a lot more cover in the tank. they usually eat fry only when they don't feel safe enough.

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