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Offline allyby

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Yellow Lab Holding.
« on: March 05, 2019, 07:49:46 PM »
The fish bred on the 3rd February and she's still holding, I separated in to a smaller tank, Is it time to strip her or leave her to do it naturally, is her first time that she's bred?
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Offline jcarson702

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Re: Yellow Lab Holding.
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 03:14:04 PM »
Do you feel comfortable stripping her?
Do you wish to keep the fry?
Is she in a tank by herself?

If it were me and I was able to put her in a tank by herself than I would let her spit on her own.

I have had fish that would hold way longer than I thought she should but if your going to let nature take its course than you must trust it.

Please keep us updated and have fun!  :thumbup

Offline Kingston1

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Re: Yellow Lab Holding.
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 04:37:40 PM »
The question is, "How confident are you?"  Me--I have never stripped a holding female.  I would wait about 15-18 days after I notice her holding, then put her into another tank with lots of smaller rocks for the fry and a (mature, cycled) sponge filter.  A day or so after she releases, I put her back into the regular tank. 

When you say smaller tank, How small??  Too small, and you will stress her.  Is there a filter??  Is it cycled? 
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