It doesn't look like the spawn from my rutilans pair eventuated in anything. I gave them a feed of whiteworms and grindals this morning and everyone was eating which is always a good sign.
I have been seeing some of my miniopinna fry out at the front of the tank now they are bigger, and I managed to get a photo of one before it went and hid in the watersprite.
The female miniopinna of course is always out and about. I gave her some mosquito larvae just now and she was alternating between hunting it down and flaring at the hendra male.
This pair seem very content with their set-up. I still can't believe I was not only able to get my hands on a pair, but also to have them successfully spawn and produce healthy fry. The male spends most of his time rearing fry in the film canister so I rarely see him out. I am hoping he is like my sp. apiapi male and never stops spawning.
I have been trying to make my sp. wajok feel more comfortable and fatten up the one I think is female. Because their tank is bare and the water very stained with tannins, it makes getting decent photos quite difficult. Hopefully I can convince mum to go to the aquarium tomorrow to get some wood for their tank.
I think this is the male. He hates the brownorum female in the tank next to theirs and I always catch them flaring at each other and swimming up and down the glass. I did tell him that she killed her male so he'd better watch out but he seems confident he could take her.
Then my hendra male was waiting for me to feed him so I got a quick snap. You can see his lovely son in the background of the photo. It still looks like a majority of the juveniles (if not all of them) are females.
Speaking of the brownorum female, I think I am going to move her into my 25cm cube. She has been harassing the biggest male and female juveniles, and I don't want to leave her in there in case she kills one of them. I just need to pick up some more substrate and then she can go next to my persephone tank. She's just too unpredictable and vicious to be allowed with others of her species.
I was also rather chuffed to hear my blog was mentioned in an article in the latest addition of the Flare magazine. I am not actually an IBC member, but someone mentioned in on the Australian wild betta FB page. Now I'm going to have to lift my game in putting up posts as I have been rather slack of late!