Electric Blue Acara Eggs Help

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    E5B95536-A27E-4078-802B-C3043710B5A2. So this happened today! I was hopeful I’d get to have some breed! What can y’all tell me? I need a “what to expect when you’re expecting” for my fish ❤️
    Can I still use ferts for my plants? Or do (gentle) water changes?
     
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    NICE !
    Who is with them ?
    Place a sponge over filter intake to keep fry from getting sucked up ..
    You can do water changes just keep safe distance from eggs ..
     
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    Hey! You’re a grandpa!! The parents are 2 of the ones I got from you!

    They’re in with a couple leopard ctenopomas, a BNP, and 6 bleeding heart tetras. Not ideal but they have plenty of space. I always have a sponge on my intake so that’s covered!
     
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    Oh hey what about ferts? Safe or no? I use NilocG Thrive
     
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    :emoji_thumbsup:Congrats!
    Get ready for some fun. I also picked up a pair from @coralbandit they breed like crazy. Have raised a couple hundred so far. Go with the advice given.
     
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    Mot sure on ferts but if the water was good enough for them to breed I imagine you are ok with using them ..
    I would think the other fish will eat the fry if not the eggs also ?
     
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    I was following the same logic on ferts. I’m on an every other day schedule so it’s not like there’s a big change to the water from when they laid the eggs.

    I’m impressed with the parents- they just hover and dote on their little egg babies! I’m more concerned for the fry. Once they’re fry can I move them without stress, and should I move the parents with them?

    Sorry to be so needy... I was totally unprepared!
     
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    I have breed and raised hundreds of Bolivians and EBAs in planted tanks using NilocG ferts. No problems!
    Also, remember if they hatch and you will need to be prepared to feed them. Freshly hatched Brine shrimp IMHO work best.

    But as mentioned with your stocking not sure many will survive.

    Good Luck!
     
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    It really is easier to move them now !
    When they free swim the parents will go ballistic if you try to net them !
    Can you add a divider to your tank ? That might be all that is needed..
    I agree on the Baby Brine Shrimp as they are a daily staple in my fish room for fry and breeding parents ..
    I would think your pair will breed again if you wanted to make more solid plans for the future ..
     
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    A divider is a great idea! Thank you!
     
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