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Old 02-29-2012, 03:37 PM   #1 
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Red face conflict of emotions

well today my cambodian red CT female was found dead at the bottom of her tank after just recently getting over a bad case of ick. she was the mother of my most recent failed spawn attempt and i believe it ick may have been the reason for their sudden death after 2 weeks of life..

On a brighter note, the cycle of life continues and on monday my cambodian turquoise CT female/ blue and red CT male spawn became a success and about a hundred fry were born. today is day 3 and although i lost my fav female this morning, it makes me smile to see my lil fry free swimming and getting strong each hour, hopfully this litter will be a success and my leap year wont be a total bummer,

Wish them luck
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:41 PM   #2 
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Sorry for your losses!
So glad to hear that this spawn is healthy! Would love to see photos, when you can of the babies!!
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:49 PM   #3 
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the pics

RIP red, she is the female that died this morning, named her Red lol.
the next two pictures are my newest spawn attempt
and the last one is some of their fry still hanging out by the nest
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:15 PM   #4 
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I'm sorry for your loss I know it doesn't help, but that happens to all of us.
On a brighter note, that pic of the fry is wonderful. When I try to get fry shots, all you can see is little dots.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #5 
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i have a $600 camera and when i go to take pics they are dots, but then i use my cellphone, they come out pretty clear... its crazy theres not many fry in the picture because they started free swimming today and getting stronger/ faster by the minute..

im a lil nervous though because feeding fry is a new thing for me, i have bbs, vinegar eels and micro worms but im nervous i may not feed enough, or too much and i dont want them to die
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At this age, just feed a tiny amount several times a day.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:35 PM   #7 
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what i dont get though, when i go to feed them, they dont go to the food,
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:53 PM   #8 
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Maybe they still have some egg sack, so they aren't hungry yet.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:26 AM   #9 
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Well if they are 3 days old I would say to wait another 2 days to be sure that they can swim to it. The natural instinct to eat food will be present very soon after the two days. I usually Feed my fry after a week and they are choosing down a lot by that time.

Good luck and I'm sorry to hear about your ct female. She was beautiful and hopefully you get another later.
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