Loosing bn fry

Michael@DurhamCity

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Hello everyone
My name is Michael, I just joined forum recently.
I keep various fish including bn plecs.
I have bred successfully many times previously.
I currently have a young pair of super reds that have now had 6 broods.
There are usually around 10 fry make it out of the cave.
The male is always close to where they hang on tank wall.
Slowly the disappear.
I think he is eating them, dispite a good food supply of algae wafers, courgette, mushroom.
Any help would be appreciated.
 

Brengun

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If you know there are eggs, wait about 5 or 6 days then empty the wrigglers into a sieve or a fry saver sitting higher up near the surface where the water is better oxygenated. Do not feed until all of the egg sacs are gone. Feed only vegetable flake for a start and be limiting with even that. Treat them mean and keep them keen and no bloating should occur.
 
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