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  • Anyone bred pencil fish??

    Hey,

    Well came home to a nice surprise today, Pencilfish fry!!!

    But have no idea what to do from here so was wondering if anyone has bred them before??

    Took a few pics but they are sooooooo tiny its very hard!!

    See it in the reflection against the sponge filter


    See the tiny thing just above the sponge filter


    Any comments or help would be great!

    Thanks
    Cheers Marty



    For a great site about apistogramma's click

  • #2
    Anyone????
    Cheers Marty



    For a great site about apistogramma's click

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    • #3
      Thats nuts, and no, i haven't sorry bud.
      Bumpage just the same

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      • #4
        What sort of pencil fish? If they're coral reds you're a legend! And soon to be rich.

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        • #5
          You will want infusura, or failing that green water, after a week or 2 u will need baby brine or microworms.

          It could take a few months to wean them onto dry foods. Live micro foods are your only chance of success.

          Juls

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          • #6
            They're large enough to accept microworm or brine shrimp nauplii from this point.
            according to - http://www.seriouslyfish.com/profile...haleri&id=1014

            Only just heard of this species though, so I'm no help!

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            • #7
              Congratulations Marty. Green water would be a good starting point as it has lots of micro organisms in it. If you have a large, established clump of Java moss in a tank, there is a fair chance it will have lots of micro organisms growing in it as well.

              What type of pencilfish are they?

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              • #8
                Thanks guys.

                Unfortunately they are only Goldens so not going to be super rich Brushy......

                Yeah Peter there is some mature moss in there and it looks like they are feeding off the sponge filter to.
                Cheers Marty



                For a great site about apistogramma's click

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