Stiktos male has more eggs than I thought. Doesn't seem to be an enormous number but he is doing an awesome job as a first-time father. Will have to see what happens when the fry hatch out.
Fortunately, he spawned in the film canister so this sort of helps prevent eggs and fry from falling out and getting lost on the bottom.
Last night I also had the absolute biggest OMG moment.
I have a tank that houses three rutilans (I'm not sure if one is a brownorum) males, one uberis male and my tussyae male. These are all mature males who through misfortune never ended up with a mate.
My uberis prefers to spend most of its time under the wood I have in there so I rarely if ever see him. However, last night he came out and I could not believe how absolutely massive he is. I thought at first he had dropsy because he was so
big. He did not stay out in the open for long but I guess someone must be eating all those blackworms I put in.
I wish I had taken a photo. I am not sure if it was a distortion of the glass or the angle he was at, but I seriously think he must have been at least 5-6 cm from head to tail.
My tussyae male on the other hand, is more amiable to having his photo taken. I think he is a year or just over a year now. I regret losing his parents but I always seem to have bad luck with keeping tussyae. I once lost two females within days of arriving, and then my other female died after a heater malfunction.
I really need to go to my not so LFS and pick up some more substrate. I can't stand how horrible some of my tanks are looking.