To strip or not to strip?
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if your talkin about stripping fry from mouth ive done this twice, 1st time 22 babies 2nd time over 50 n all survived.i pulled mom into a breeder box exactly 14 days after noticing broading with 100% survival rate. after fry stomachs even out i put them in a 30g but i feed them from day 1 (crushed cichlid flakes) hope this helps. my lfs buys them but its a ma n pa store not a chain store like petco.breeder box was $8 i also put mom into a 10g til she gets strength back. the 1 time i didnt strip only 2 survived. n what i do is gently squeez her,open mouth with guitar pic n slowly move her back n 4th.look in her mouth to make sure all r out n she will eat right away after stripping.ive sold 12 to a friend but currently have about 60 left, im keeping 10 of the healthiest n selling rest