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Old 01-22-2014, 05:00 PM
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That third morning is a biggie. Congrats! At day 10 she will be ready for egg removal.

Will the tank be fed during your six day absence?
I wasn't planning on having them fed. Is that good practice or should I leave some pellets for them to eat?
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:13 PM
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They prob won't die. I am not a fan of fasting fronts more than a couple days. Maybe get an auto feeder at a LFS.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:35 PM
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My wife has no problem feeding them. I think it was just me being too cautious lol. I'll have her do every other day though.
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My wife has no problem feeding them. I think it was just me being too cautious lol. I'll have her do every other day though.
Continue feeding daily - on the light side. No need to fast after the first couple days. Holding cypho females in the wild will learn to resist food and/or sift food while not swallowing eggs. This is natural and normal in the wild.

When you wife feeds the tank, put just enough in the tank that the others can quickly consume it near the top of the tank and give the holding female the skunk eye to scare her back a little. Funny how that works It's Ok if she sifts a little food over the top. Again: very normal and natural.

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Old 01-23-2014, 01:47 AM
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Continue feeding daily - on the light side. No need to fast after the first couple days. Holding cypho females in the wild will learn to resist food and/or sift food while not swallowing eggs. This is natural and normal in the wild.

When you wife feeds the tank, put just enough in the tank that the others can quickly consume it near the top of the tank and give the holding female the skunk eye to scare her back a little. Funny how that works It's Ok if she sifts a little food over the top. Again: very normal and natural.

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Old 01-23-2014, 02:57 PM
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Day 4 and she's still holding/tumbling. From the looks of it she seems to have just about the same size clutch but I didnt get a really good look this morning as I was rushing out the door to get to the airport. So all I can do now is let nature take its course and when I get back hopefully I'll be able to report a decent number of wigglers.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:21 AM
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Got home last night only to find a group of healthy Kits..yay! No eggs. .booo not sure how many days she held but it was at least four.
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Good to hear their starting for you, give them a couple practice runs and they should be good.
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Yes, they will get the hang of it, for sure!
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