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from where the brine shrimp cysts are collected from, some newly hatched nauplii may not be small enough for the new Archocentrus spinosissimus fry to consume. It can be tricky finding food appropriate for the fish to eat on their first fragile days of free swimming. I’ve found that the best method is to leave the fry in with the parents in the densely planted tank where they can pick microorganisms off of the plants. Parental behaviour begins to dwindle after about a week post free swimming and the fry may become vulnerable to predation by other tank inhabitants. For this reason, I like to siphon out the fry to raise in a

A close-up of Archocentrus spinosissimus wrigglers hanging in the roots of water sprite. 16

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The Central Scene Issue 3  

North & Central American cichlid keeping

The Central Scene Issue 3  

North & Central American cichlid keeping

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