A post on the IBC facebook page put this in my head.
Post pictures of your first pair, what colors were they? What tail type? How long ago was your first spawn? Was it successful?
My first pair was Multicolors (big surprise there huh?). The female I believe was an import fish that Jenn V brought to our show for auction and the male was a 1st place winner in his class at the GABBA show. I can't remember who his breeder was
The male's name was Sid Vicious and the female was Nancy (haha..get it Sid and Nancy.. get it?? ??... y'all are probably too young).
Anywhooo.. I set up the spawn last summer approximately around late June. The pair was amazing. I introduced them and the very next morning they were spawning. There were well over 200 fry in the nest.
Unfortunately I underestimated exactly how much time the fry needed and none survived. Also last summer my dog, Bella, had a disc in her spine rupture and I had to take care of her round the clock, teaching her how to walk again last summer so unfortunately my fish fell to the wayside.
Unfortunately right after being removed from the spawn tank Sid got ich. Despite my best efforts to treat it he didn't make it :( Nancy also died last year when a bacterial infection wiped out half of my sorority.