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    What other fish are in the tank with them? Honestly if they do not live with other predatory fish I would put the cave with the daddy back in the tank. The male pleco watches over and raises the fry until they are big enough to venture out looking for food after their eggs sacs have diminished. Plecos grow VERY slowly so keeping them in a breeder trap that long and keeping it aerated etc.. could be a pain. Even in my tanks that have fish that eat fry I usually just let them go and at least a few if not a good bit of them survive by hiding in plants and caves. Good luck with them. Baby plecos are cute and a lot of fun.
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    Thanks Ashes! I placed the moonstone, fry, and daddy in a breeder trap and have the filter flow on it so that it gets constant filtered water. I read on another forum to remove the daddy and feed the fry by using a dropper and crushed algae wafer disolved in water. I did this and overnight the daddy BNP crawled over the net and back into the breeder trap! I could believe it - he had to at least climb an inch & a half out of the water! He's staying - It's a 55g with a few platy & mollies that will eat everything that moves. He continues to clean out and guard the cave.




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    You can put dad back into the tank. Once the babies hatch, dad's job is done since he doesn't have to keep predators out of the cave.
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    Nice !! they are so cute!
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    I am glad they are doing well. My daddy plecos are quite determined too. I have had a few of them that would go above and beyond (literally) to get back in the caves lol. Congrats on them! =)
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    “To talk of many things:
    Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax,
    Of cabbages—and kings—
    And why the sea is boiling hot—
    And whether pigs have wings.”



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