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Old 12-07-09, 20:53
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The spawning mop worked well

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After reading some of the info on here I decided to nick some wool off an old lady and make some spawning mops to see if cories would actually use them.
I put 11 Metae in there own tank along with some planty things,bogwood and a mop. After a cold water change they started to spawn. I counted loads on the glass but could also see the females darting into the mop. Today all the eggs on the glass have gone but when i took the mop out to check I found it stacked with eggs

Shall I leave the mop in with the adults or move it to another tank?

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Cool - Move it to another tank and point some flow at it

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Old 12-07-09, 21:07
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Old 12-07-09, 21:13
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thats great news matey
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;)well done Mr spawny
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Old 12-07-09, 21:31
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Well done with these. I tend to pick the eggs from the mops and put them in a tub, I stick them to the side if possible so I can keep a close eye on them.
My albino paleatus spawn non stop so I tend to leave these alone until day 3 before I move them but thats just laziness on my part.

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well done. I would remove mop and discard once the fry have all left.
I made some of wool once and left it in the tank, after a month it started to rot and disintergrate. might be better to use a nylon or polyester type fibre?
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Old 13-07-09, 09:46
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I use a mop also to catch rainbows eggs. When I think they may have spawned (since my eyesight isn't good enough to see such tiny eggs) I move the mop to my cherry shrimp tank.

The cherry shrimp instantly swamp the mop and take any uneaten foods and nasty bacteria away, leaving the eggs to hatch. They do not seem to eat the eggs.
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Old 13-07-09, 20:19
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Thanks for the advice everyone

I have decided to experiment and put some in a trap and then chop the mop in half, Put one lot in with the parents and the other in a tank on its own. Which ever gets the best survival rate will be the method I will use on my other groups

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what type of wool did you use?, do you have any pics of the "mop"?
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