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I have started to try and breed german blue rams. I hatch them in their own 10 gallon tank with alot of plants in there as its where i hold my plants. Yesterday there were plenty of them. I cant be the filtration because its sponge filter only. Prior to them being in there. The parents were in there. Perfectly fine. Are they hiding in the java moss? Or in the plants? I cant see any! Iv spent a better part of 30 min looking for little bodies or any movement but i see none. Should i wait? 

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So, if I’m understanding correctly, you separate adult Ram pair to a planted 10-gal. They spawn. Eggs hatch. Then you remove the parents (I assume to prevent predation) and then you lose the fry? Is that what’s happened? 
 

Ram fry are pretty fragile for the first few weeks. Lots of mortality. We like to move eggs before they hatch to a separate fry container for hatching and attentive care. Check the very top surface edge. 
 

We had a crazy situation where rams spawned in a big community tank on substrate. So I pulled out the substrate with a soup ladle. Most eggs fungused over, but 4x Ram fry managed to hatch and (so far) survive. They can be hard to find. Of the 5x photos below, they’re only really clear in a couple shots. 

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30 minutes ago, Fish Folk said:

So, if I’m understanding correctly, you separate adult Ram pair to a planted 10-gal. They spawn. Eggs hatch. Then you remove the parents (I assume to prevent predation) and then you lose the fry? Is that what’s happened? 
 

Ram fry are pretty fragile for the first few weeks. Lots of mortality. We like to move eggs before they hatch to a separate fry container for hatching and attentive care. Check the very top surface edge. 
 

We had a crazy situation where rams spawned in a big community tank on substrate. So I pulled out the substrate with a soup ladle. Most eggs fungused over, but 4x Ram fry managed to hatch and (so far) survive. They can be hard to find. Of the 5x photos below, they’re only really clear in a couple shots. 

3858557E-C9FE-42D1-B7F9-A9CB7D713999.jpeg

3CD185B8-041C-4FF8-B573-49129FC34FEA.jpeg

7D54A6F9-A0B4-4616-BAED-D199AD5300ED.jpeg

F72FCAC1-39AA-4DDC-9CB9-188663328A42.jpeg

CF8E71C8-2D41-414C-8A4E-9FBF4F46BFF0.jpeg

Yes. That’s exactly right. Im assuming they died. Because i cant find any of em. Even though they were perfectly lively yesterday 

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