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My Placidchromis Electra did the dance 14 days ago.

Two of them are holding, and I have one 10 gallon tank for the species (fry), so I want to strip them. I've never done it before, I usually just let things happen "naturally" and remove the female once the fry are freeswimming. I want to do this properly.

What's the best way to get the fry out?

 

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put her in a breeding box. wait till she is comfortable and settled down. gently open her mouth by putting a bit of pressure on her cheeks. when her mouth opens, i back her up out from under the fry. or you can use a breeding box for each of the females and babies will fall out thru the slots, but u r still on their schedule.
 

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I've only got one breeding box, but that sounds like a good plan.
 

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If you need help opening the mouth once you have her in your hand use the tip of a ballpoint pen to gently work it open, as it isnt sharp and wont hurt her
 

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I just scooped up my 40-50 pseudotropheus aurora fry and plunked them in with the pseudotropheus zebra fry, lol. Now both moms can spit them out naturally.
 

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Good luck :) Pics when u can :D
 
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