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Old 07-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #1 
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Question Trying to rear eggs myself

Yesterday, my giant HMPK female Theresa was releasing eggs in her bowl, next to my big male, Ledley. I tossed them in together, and they immediately began to spawn. This is the second time they have spawned, but Ledley is a bad dad- he ate every single egg the last time. He was doing the same thing yesterday, so I am trying to raise the eggs myself. I suspended fine mess on the surface of a bowl, and siphoned the eggs from the tank bottom into the net. Now, they are right under the surface of the water. About half look like they are developing, and they should hatch early tomorrow if they are going to. Just sharing, and wondering if anyone else has tried this? I do not want to lose this clutch too, so fingers crossed!
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #2 
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OFL does artificial hatching and I've done it successfully once.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:51 PM   #3 
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I haven't done it, but several people on this forum have.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #4 
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Wonderful, its great to know that it has been done successfully! I really do love Ledley- he is a large light blue HMPK Giant, almost 4 inches long. Theresa belongs to a friend, and she would like to have fry from her at some point. My other giant males are somewhat less likely to father fry. Hannibal is mean, and has killed every living thing, including snails, ever sharing a tank with him. And Solomon is a huge celo HMPK with blue eyes. And he does not build any nest whatsoever, at any time. Hoping he may still be a little young and will grow into himself. :)
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:17 PM   #5 
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My experince with giant
Every single one I've breed eat the egg or leave the nest unattended
Giant are real bad daddys
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #6 
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This is what I am learning... will know tomorrow if we have any fry! :)
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