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Old 09-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #1 
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Happy fry, happy Mommy

My first successful spawn is 3 weeks old tomorrow. I'll be gone tomorrow, and was worried they would get sick while I was gone.. Am I nuts? I guess I worry too much, cause I took a flashlight and checked every fry I could see. It took 2 hours.. >.< But worth it!

No signs of Ich or Velvet! So awesome!

I only found one dead baby on the bottom.. which is the first one I've found so far.. Awesome again!

I did another count.. and there are still well over 100 fry.. I loose count at about 100, but if I where to guess, it's 120 or 130. One more awesome!

Over all I'm very happy. They're all big, hungry, active and healthy I really hope things keep going like this! They say pride comes before the fall, but really.. I am working hard to keep them healthy, I think I've earned a happy dance, lol.



But.. I might need a bigger grow out tank.... lol.

Are spawns this large normal? Should I expect a lot of losses soon?
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:52 AM   #2 
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It takes a lot of care for broods that high even many guppies do not have that high wow.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:06 PM   #3 
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I'm a house wife, my entire goal in life is to take care of kids, pets and dishes.. so care isn't a problem. I think I spend 3-4 hours a day on my fish tanks. Yeah.... my life is a little boring, lol
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #4 
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Yay!! Successful! :D 100 is pretty normal actually. It's great you didn't get over 200! Who was the pair?
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:25 PM   #5 
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Crown tails, neither of which I have very good pictures of, but I'll try to get some after dinner. The father is Renji, a red, blue and black boy with very long, straight rays and the mother is Mary Jane, a black and green partly iridescent girl with longer rays then any of my other girls. She was a gift from a breeder in Ohio.

They're not show quality, this was more of a test spawn and I really only expected a dozen to survive.. this are not turning out as expected.. lol!
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #6 
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LOL. :D Well, good luck! Your pH is soft, right? You know, the CT's fins.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #7 
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Yep. Never had curling problems in any of my CTs (I've got 3)

I'm soooo tempted to try a spawn with my doubletail mail..... but with this many babies already, I'll be looking at an overload in 3 months as it is, lol. Jeeze this really can become addictive, huh?
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:35 PM   #8 
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Yes, it is. Once I start breeding, I'm aiming for butterflies. :P
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Crown tails, neither of which I have very good pictures of, but I'll try to get some after dinner. The father is Renji, a red, blue and black boy with very long, straight rays and the mother is Mary Jane, a black and green partly iridescent girl with longer rays then any of my other girls. She was a gift from a breeder in Ohio.

They're not show quality, this was more of a test spawn and I really only expected a dozen to survive.. this are not turning out as expected.. lol!
That might be another reason show quality have a lower survival rate like less disease resistance your care sounds great what are you feeding them? Do not forget to keep some for bragging rights.
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BBS, micro worms and banana worms. I switch them up a lot. They eat like little piggies, lol
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