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Offline Shellpaca

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Re: Shellie tips
« Reply #75 on: August 23, 2012, 05:04:34 PM »
I have heard that shellie fry can out swim most filter intake currents, but the advantages above will still adding a sponge worthwhile + it harbors useful fry food.

Offline Mr.ornatipinnis

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Re: Shellie tips
« Reply #76 on: August 23, 2012, 06:03:43 PM »
I have heard that shellie fry can out swim most filter intake currents, but the advantages above will still adding a sponge worthwhile + it harbors useful fry food.

I don't know about that.  My fry under 10-15 days old are easily siphoned out during cleanings. Though if the nest is far enough away they may not even venture that far I till they are old enough to out swim it anyway.

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Re: Shellie tips
« Reply #77 on: August 23, 2012, 06:35:07 PM »
Right, maybe only older fry can swim fast enough.

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Re: Shellie tips
« Reply #78 on: August 23, 2012, 07:09:07 PM »
That's a good point.  I'm going to try it!

Offline Mr.ornatipinnis

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Re: Shellie tips
« Reply #79 on: August 23, 2012, 07:24:58 PM »
My fish like to spawn right under my intake lol. Siphoning the fry is my preferred method of removal. You need a tube without a grav vac attachment in order to get enough suction.