Bit gutted this morning......

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Well as I was off to bed last night I noticed one of my Peppermints HEAVILY laden with eggs.....Now as I have 2 left for definite I knew they would be fertilised by the size of her.

Anyway I thought I would coax her out tonight and try and catch her before she dropped them and put her in the QT.

Only to find that she had moulted in the night and all the larvae would now be in my filter sock apart from the few that will have been digested by the clowns more than any other fish in the tank.

Taken the filter sock out only to see all the larvae in the bottom  :( so I thought WTH I'll empty them into the QT as there maybe a few left.....about 5 can be seen moving.

So next time I see her I think I will have to act immediately as I'm sure you can't have too many peppermints  :wink:

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Yeah they always seem to lay eggs just after lights out then shed , I dont know if you know but the lavae follow light , might be useful if you try to get some out the tank if you miss again.


For the most part its about 90 days to settle out , dependant on food.
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Reply #2

That's a shame, but at the same time, I bet you're chuffed things are breeding! Could they not be rescued from the sock? While the flow would be very turbulent, it's pretty safe for them in there isn't it?
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Actualy with a bit of crap floating  down ....if you dont have to wash the sock for 3 months? lol...
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Reply #4

I rescued a few but if they survive is a different story......I'll know next time that if she's full she'll be coming out or into a breeding tank.

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What do you plan to feed the babies with?
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Either baby brine shrimp or phytoplankton.

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Looking at the size of the shrimp lavae i think you might need the phyto  , tho  they are relativly large .
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Rotis and cyclops are small too
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