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Old 03-16-2013, 01:01 AM   #1 
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Salamander butterfly HMPK x Salamander HM

Dad would be the stud in my avatar. Here is another shot of him...
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Mom is a salamander HM but not sure if she is plakat or longtailed. But either way I really liked her colors and so I wanted to give her a try. And here she is...
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Here is them getting to know each other....she was scared of him at first and hid under an almond leaf when this picture of taken....LOL.
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Here is a few shots I snuck of them embracing (after a week of flirting and next building):
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:05 AM   #2 
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Some shots of the brood from yesterday.....
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Can't wait to watch this! Looks like you will get some pretty nice babies!
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:55 AM   #4 
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great camera!, and the offsprings look like fries LOL u counted how many of them?
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Thanks guys. As far as numbers go, there are too many & too small to count. I'm going to estimate there are about 200-300 frys right now....they hatched a few days back. Most are still hanging vertically, very few are swimming horizontally at this point so I think I'm going to wait on feeding them until more fall from their vertical hang.
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What a gorgeous pair! I bet the babies will be likewise stunning.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:00 PM   #7 
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The parents are a really nice pair, I'm sure you're going to end up with some stunners!

Also, I want your camera, especially if it can take such awesomely clear photos of your fry! Wow!!
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+1. It's not just the camera, the person behind it has to have some skill! I love ees and will have to see if you get any from this spawn. Not a lot is known about the gene yet.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:39 PM   #9 
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Gorgeous!!!!

Going to stalk this thread as well as the other C:
Depending on tank situations I might snatch a baby.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:40 AM   #10 
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Hey everyone, thanks for the compliments. So I guess I'll post some updated pics finally....

But before I forget let me just say these pics were all taken by a silly point & shoot camera. I merely have it on the 'macro setting' and 'flash off'. They turned out better than I expected and I don't even know the first thing about photography....LOL.

So briefly a summary of the spawn log:
3/13/13 eggs hatched...all 200-300 of them.
3/16/13 nearly all fry are free swimming at this point.
3/17/13 took Dad out...was sad to do this since he was such a good father and didn't eat any of the fry (as far as I could see) and started feeding the fry microworms.

Today there looks to be at least 200+ fry still. I seem to uncover more every time I move the plants or IAL on the tank floor. Here are some pics, not the greatest, but I tried to capture some shots to give you an idea of the swarms of fry in the tank.

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And some (dare I) closeups with my point & shoot camera...

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Oh yeah, so another good thing about this mating is that the parents ARE NOT RELATED so I'm hoping on a very healthy stock. If I get a big turn out then I will sell some of these but likely only locally since I just don't want to risk losing them in transit. But we'll cross that bridge when we get there....*fingers crossed*.
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