Originally Posted by Flare101
Definitely am in need of an update. This is what keeps my attention these days. :) Great fish, sir. Really like them all.
Thanks Flare101 Yeah sorry so long for updates just crazy busy.
So had 143 fry to start. I messed up early over fed bbs in critical stage and have 9 permanent sbd victims. I was going to cull them but couldn't do it cuz despite the disability they were otherwise healthy. We put them in their own tank. its pretty deep and has a strong flow so the little guys have to swim hard. this has become one of my favorite tanks the fry all swim like they have a stone attached to their bottoms but they are a blast to watch and are as cute as can be.
Ive had 3 die since hatch. 100 fry were sold at local pet store, 11 were sold to members here leaving 29 fry left in the grow out. I will keep 2 males and 4 females around for possible breeding an f3. There are still a few nice ones left but quite a few of the remaining fry have a lousy tail, odd color patches or generally un photogenic.
Every spawn is a learning experience and learned lots since the start of this spawn. The fry are really smart and training them via food has been easy. I will try to get some pics of the remaining bunch up tonight. Raising fry is a big job but I honestly love looking after them.