Humpbacks had babies!!!!

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Humpbacks had babies!!!!

Post by NJD » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:46 pm

Hi all

I can't contain my excitement. I just went to check my pair of humpbacks and was a couple of humpback fry!!! What should I do? Do they eat their young??

Thanks.

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Re: Humpbacks had babies!!!!

Post by NJD » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:13 pm

Definitely 1 or 2 try swimming about. Tried to catch one to put in a breeding trap but missed. Turned the lights on and I think they have hidden.

Will the parents eat them??

How can I get food in the main tank for them?

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Re: Humpbacks had babies!!!!

Post by pufferjw » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:44 pm

I'm not sure if the parents will eat them or not, but I'd say probably. I would suggest live brine shrimp and daphnia for food.
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Re: Humpbacks had babies!!!!

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:44 pm

Parents won't eat them. The hardest part about rearing tiny puffer fry is getting them to eat even tinier Foods. Insoforia (sp?) is what is usually used for newborns.
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Re: Humpbacks had babies!!!!

Post by NJD » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:42 am

Thanks PP i will look into that. Can I just drop that into the main tank? What about liquifry?

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Re: Humpbacks had babies!!!!

Post by pufferjw » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:04 am

Liquifry is food for insuforia, it's like the food's food. Because of that, I'd recommend starting a separate culture, as it will be more effective and lasting.
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