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Old 01-06-2012, 07:43 PM   #131 
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The parents are doing beautifully and I will be repeating the spawn in about a month because...

I came home today to find most of my fry dead. I have not been doing anything different with the water or the food.
The fry were at the stage where they start breathing from the surface and I had filled the tank to the top a couple of days ago... guess is was a bad idea. I think they didn't figure it out and drowned. They had been doing great before and it's the first time I lose a spawn.
I have a handful of fry that are still swimming but I will cull them when I empty out the tank.

Thanks everyone for following and sharing this past month with my fry... will look forward to actually raising a spawn while you watch.

Oh! And I will be visiting my mother in Puerto Rico (where I grew up) and I already told her to locate an AIL tree for me so I can go and collect leaves! I'm running out so I was going to order but free leaves are better! Depending on how many I can get a hold of, I will share They have to be dry for me to collect and it's been raining there a lot so we'll have to see.

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Old 01-06-2012, 07:53 PM   #132 
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Aww thats so sad :( So sorry to hear that big of a loss...
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #133 
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so sorry about this. thats really sucks. and have fun in Puerto Rico. and if you dont mind i would want some IAL leaves if its not to much to ask for.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:13 PM   #134 
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awe i'm sorry... if you don't mind me asking why are you going to cull the healthy ones?
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:25 PM   #135 
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I'm so sorry to hear of the mass loss of your fry. The parents are so beautiful, I'm sure the fry would have been too.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #136 
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Here's today's pics... they look so different from the weekend (in my eyes) I had to take pictures to share!
It's great to see your spawn healthy and happy.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #137 
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That is super sad. Its such a diassapointment. They were so cute.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:44 PM   #138 
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I really hope you do continue with another spawn. I wish the beat for you and you future fry. I hope that you are okay and have a great time in Puerto Rico. I have never been over there and want to visit so bad. My grandfather said he would take me when I got older and that was when I was about 9-10. I really had no idea that Indian Almond Trees grow over there. Thats amazing. I should have had him or my grandma take a few for me. Though I wish I knew what I know now then.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:42 PM   #139 
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Oh, man, I'm sorry you lost your spawn!
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:21 AM   #140 
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I'm sorry for the loss of your spawn. It's got to be really sad/frustrating for you. I know this pair will make a great future spawn. :)
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