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    Default firefish spawning hundreds of babies??

    I have three red fire fish and whilst watching them just... one wriggled for a moment out in the open and what looked like hundreds of little fish come rushing out of what looked like its gills ??

    Could this be fire fish fry or some kind of nuisance bug that has just been growing iside the fish and has reproduced...
    I have never heard of fire fish breeding in aquarium... i`m not new to marine keeping but it has surprised me to say the least!!

    I have caught some of them as they all came wriggling to the top of the water so i scooped a load out and have a small video clip of the fry...
    If anyone can help that would be great. thank you

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    Default Re: firefish spawning hundreds of babies??

    They are egg layers, unlikely to be larvae of the firefish. The video would be interesting
    There are some things that we don't do because they are difficult, there are many more that are difficult because we dont do them.

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    Default Re: firefish spawning hundreds of babies??

    the video doesn't show it wriggling or releasing but i saw that and it was like a cloud of newborn being released. i will upload a couple of videos if i can in a while as i believe they have to be uploaded to you tube first then past the link here for it to work.

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    Default Re: firefish spawning hundreds of babies??

    You can use youtube or photobucket
    There are some things that we don't do because they are difficult, there are many more that are difficult because we dont do them.

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    Interested to see this, have a scope here mate if you want a close look.

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    Think you need a scope on them, tiny frantic swimmers

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    Default Re: firefish spawning hundreds of babies??

    that would be great Toby... just a shame u not round the corner. i don`t think they will last long though with me not having anything to feed them and even bbs too big!

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    Default Re: firefish spawning hundreds of babies??

    i have added video to main post at beginning. please look and comment. thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36willow View Post
    that would be great Toby... just a shame u not round the corner. i don`t think they will last long though with me not having anything to feed them and even bbs too big!

    If you want to feed em whatever they are (can't see video on my phone ) you are welcome to a poss of rotifers and pods..

    Or just post me a dead sample to view under the scope.

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    Default Re: firefish spawning hundreds of babies??

    They have a look about them of small shrimp, the speed and erratic way they're swimming.
    The following are wrong...

    Bubble Magnus - TMC VectRon - Bailing Lite.

    It's Magus, Vecton, and Balling Light. Or at least that's how the manufacturers want to spell it.

    Also, it's Jebao, not Jaebo, Jeboa, or any other wrong spelling.

    Also, there's no such thing as an Emporer Angel. It's really an Emperor Angel.

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