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Old 04-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #1 
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Walter x Velvet VT Round 2

Ok so if you've been following my exploits I'm giving it another go, and for those who haven't I've tried and failed about 4 times to breed. I'm giving my original pair another go, except I'm going to remove the male again and cup the eggs. I've gotten one fry from these guys before so I'm going to see if I can't get any more this way. Their spawning as I type. They've been at it for about 45 mins and Velvet is only a bit skinnier. She just released about 20 eggs and Walter is super busy trying to pick all of them up. I got a good feeling about this one. He's not chasing her off yet and she's not going crazy again. I'm a keepin my fingers crossed!
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:09 PM   #2 
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Could be they have gotten used to each other, so it isn't as tense between them as before.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:44 PM   #3 
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They just finished about 40 mins ago. I scooped the female out and then scooped the male, along with cupping the eggs. I'll hopefully get a count of the eggs before they hatch. I'll do the picture and colors again. It looks like another big count so we'll see
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:26 PM   #4 
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Poor Walter kinda took a beating this round. lol Velvet got her kicks in. He's missing a scale or two and She ripped a chunk of his tail fin and proceeded to eat it :-O She's missing a scale or two as well along with a few nips in her fins but over all not bad. Still waiting for the eggs to fall to the bottom of the cup so I can make a count. Their still are a few stuck to bubbles and what not
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:59 AM   #5 
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so the egg count is *drum roll* 600!!! I couldn't believe it. Here's hoping at least some are fertilized! I'll know by tonight!.
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Congratulations and best of luck to you.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:51 PM   #7 
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Thanks. I'm hoping I'll be able to start seeing little eyes and tails by tonight at least. They dont all look unfertilized. Some eggs seem to have two white spots on it (one on either side). I'm hoping those are the embryo's developing.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #8 
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I do have fertilized eggs! I know it. I sucked an egg into an eye dropper and looked very closely. I say two tiny tiny eyes and a tail! I'm going to try to get a pic but we'll see how I do.
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That's wonderful news! Can't wait to see pics, especially when they hatch.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #10 
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24 hour mark just passed. Last time I had babies at the 29 hour mark. Here's hoping the madness of hatching day starts soon!
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