Never did a spawn log before but I figured I should! These guys were born around early july, late june.
Spawn 2 -
I'll be honest..I THINK thats the mom. They have her topline. I had a 10g with a failed spawn, dad let the nest fall apart, ate the eggs, or something. So I removed them and let the tank sit for a month w/o any attention because I didn't feel like cleaning it. Once I decided to, I noticed tiny fry in there oh man!!!! There were a lot of runty ones who were dying but the biggest ones- only a few managed to make it. They still seem to be kinda stunted and smaller than spawn 3 in general. I'm seeing some reduced webbing which is confusing me, is that typical for fry from non CT parents?
around 5-6 weeks
Spawn 3 -
Younger photo of dad, but his tail rays grew out a lot longer since the photo. Dads a red loss betta, his mom had some red in her fins..I see it in some fry. But I'm getting really light/colourless fry from this which is interesting.This spawn was an experiment in seeing how fish would do outside. I just put the 2 in a ~10g tub outside with floaters. Fed sparingly. After a few weeks, I took what fish I could catch inside and put them with spawn 2. Theres still a few left outside, I caught 3 today. They are smaller than the ones inside, but still fat tummies.
These photos are from today! A mix of 2 and 3.
The combs are a lot longer bodied/bigger tailed than the hmpk mix who are stouter and very round. I'm not entirely sure what that greyish/clearblack colouration is.
Spawn 4 -
Blue/orange dragon with an all blue girl.They spawned aug 1 so the babies hatched a few days after that.
They are still larvae so whatever! not interesting.