My Breeder Net Mesh Is Too Large? Help

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by VenomGrass, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. VenomGrass

    VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    Hey,
    On the breeder net box I purchased; It says suitable for platy fry. However, My fry is probably 5 days old and can pass through the mesh without problem?

    I don't know how to isolate them lol. currently using my hand net for picking up fish.
    :;thx
     
  2. steed1172

    steed1172Well Known MemberMember

    from what i get of breeder nets, that's the point you breed the fish in the beeder net, then the fry fall/swim throw the mesh and the parents can't, so the parents are stuck on top and the fry can swim freely away from parents on top.
     
  3. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    What kind of breeder net do you have?
    I've got this one  
    The mesh is very tight.
     




  4. bubblefishValued MemberMember

    What brand is it? The brand that I bought was Lee's. Here's a pic of the breeder ne that I have with 4 day old platy fry.
     

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  5. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    That's similar to mine, different brand.
     
  6. bubblefishValued MemberMember

    If your breeder net is similar to the one Lucy and I are using, then I don't see how they can get through the net. Are you actually seeing them pass through the net or are you finding additional platy fry that have been hiding out in your tank's substrate and around decor?
     
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    VenomGrass

    VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    Nope I seen it with my own eyes lol. The mesh gaps very quite large.. Ill take it back and buy another one. Cheers
     
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    VenomGrass

    VenomGrassValued MemberMember

  9. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

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    VenomGrass

    VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    Thanks Lucy :)
     
  11. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    :happy0034:
     
  12. OP
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    VenomGrass

    VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    Arrived today, quality is great :)
     
  13. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Glad to hear you have solved the escaping fry issues! Congrats by the way! :)
    Ken
     
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    VenomGrass

    VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    Thanks Ken :cool:
     




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