New to TASA and back in the hobby

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    Babies still doing well.
     
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    Great news.
     
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    Fantastic @Jvd .. well done!!
    It is so cute to watch them with the parents..
     
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    Looking good. Amazing how quickly the fry grow. Can almost see it happening before your eyes.
     
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    Very satisfying to see them grow like that. It is a lot of work at the moment. Getting up early in the morning to do a water change in both tanks. Then prepare baby brine shrimp to feed them. During the day my wife is kindly helping me although not her hobby. Evening it is back to the routine of water change, BBS and so on.
     
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    Amazing how quickly they grow!!
     
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    Looks very nice, they'll start pecking off the bottom soon if not already. I'm counting 31. How old now?
     
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    They were wrigglers on 7 November. Started attaching to the parents on 9 November so just over 2 weeks. I thought that they were pecking at the bottom last night but only in dim light as you suggested. Could see them going for BBS for the first time. Looks like some are smaller and not growing equally, however at the rate they grow they will probably gain the size in 24 hours.

    Not sure when to remove parents.
     
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    I remove them after 4-5 weeks because the parents where really getting roughed up, the longer you keep them with the parents the better because then they have 24/7 food available. There's always a few that lag behind and some never grow much at all. You'll spot them as they grow. Good to hear they are taking the bbs, now you're going to see them gain size fast. Make a fresh batch everyday because it's the newly hatched bbs that you want, the older bbs doesn't have yolk anymore.
     
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    Thanks for the bbs advice. Did not know that.

    So i have another two weeks at least with the parents in the tank.

    Couple of the rest of the crew below.20171122_180036.jpg 20171122_180020.jpg
     
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    Nice discus @Jvd
     
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    Thanks Maria. Small ones are growing so fast now.
     
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    As a newbie I am not sure if I should start a thread with question in the topic or should I just ask the question here. I already received some good advice here.

    My two sets of discus fry are now approaching 2 weeks and 3 weeks respectively and I would not like to lose them now.

    I read a post from @Marco somewhere where he wrote that the fry is susceptible to gill flukes at around 3 to 5 weeks. It was an old post and he did not suggest a solution. I am not sure how to tag him as this is a bit new to me.

    I am wondering if I should do a preventive treatment and if yes what should I use. The other alternative may be just to keep doing water changes and hope for the best.

    The fry looks like they are doing fine and enjoy BBS. Maybe I should not worry too much yet.
     
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    Best prevention is clean water, just keep up with water changes and keep an eye on them :)

    Pretreatment can build resistance in pathogens so I wait till I see something up.
     
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    Thanks Hendre. Will do.
     
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    No pretreatment. You look golden. If there was any flukes or parasites you would have know about it by now. Everything looks spot on. Clean water and environment is all they need right now, don't skip on that.
     
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    Just to add. I also have 10 day old fry atm, so we're in the same boat. Just hang in there haha.
     

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