So just wanted to update these babies are 3 weeks old today! I've still got a ton of runts but there are about 4 that I can see dorsals on now :) Still no color or anything.
About double the size of a microworm for the medium sized, the large are about 2.5 times the size of a microworm, and the smallest are still only about as long as 1. Sorry for those of you who dont know what the size of a microworm is, but they are so small that its hard to try and think of what else I can compare them to.
I've only been able to count 20 at a time, during feedings when most usually hang out at the bottom, I'm sure there are a few more hanging out there but probably not many more than 20ish.
Also, havent noticed any spinal deformities, though from what I can tell with their tails it doesnt look like their finnage will be too amazing. They hang out on the bottom a lot so I'm worried about missing ventrals. I dont know when you are supposed to see them so I wont worry too much yet, but there are a ton of plants in the tank and they are leaving debris all over the bottom. Its hard to get all of it during tank cleanings and after EVERY water change there just about the same amount of plant debris on the bottom as there was before I siphoned. Thinking about removing the plants, anyone have any opinions on that?
I think thats all for now....
Enjoy this picture I just took today :)