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Old 10-03-2010, 07:11 PM   #21 
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Here are a few picture of the male and female, their container, and the eggs that are in the nest so far.


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Old 10-03-2010, 09:41 PM   #22 
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I'm gonna try that. How'd you keep them from killing each other?
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:18 PM   #23 
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Well I set up squares of black construction paper around the container so that the female and male weren't freaking out and trying to get out. I just put my small black heater(in picture) in the container to keep the water at a perfect temperature and I kept it off of the wall of the container so that the female could hide behind it if needed. I also covered the top of the container with a square of black construction paper so that there were no bugs flying around, distracting them. From there I just let nature take it's course. I kept a very close eye on them the first day to make sure that they both got along and today I was out basically all day and they spawned without me there. I've removed the female now and she is in her own tank, recovering. I'm not really sure why the male didn't kill her, he just didn't. I think it has something to do with the tank size. If you give the pair a bigger tank and let the male establish a territory he may become more violent. He may also think, once they are done, that he can chase the female away and she will stay away since there is so much space. With my pair, I put them in at the same time so that the male didn't establish a territory.

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Old 10-03-2010, 11:00 PM   #24 
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Hmmm. I really wanna try this. I'll set it up in November for my next spawn.
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:14 PM   #25 
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Also, when and whre are your fry gonna go when they outgrow this container (my guess, 2 weeks).
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:07 AM   #26 
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Do you have a thermometer on that heater? It is supposed to be fully submersed to keep it from overheating and breaking.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:27 AM   #27 
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There is no thermometer on this type of heater.
In terms of my fry, I am leaving them in with their dad until they are free swimming, then I will take him out and feed the fry bbs or my special brand of fry food until they get a bit bigger, probably around 2 weeks. Once they reach that mark I will be moving them to either my 10 gallon with a ton of plants in it or my 20 gallon indoor pond/grow-out tank. Then, once they start fighting I will remove them and have them in their own seperate containers(still haven't decided how I will do this since I don't want to put a heater in every single container).
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I know it doesn't have a heater but do you have a thermometer in the tank? That is a very small container and that heater will probably over heat that tank.
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every so often I put a thermometer in the container to check the temperature so that I can keep an eye on it.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:35 PM   #30 
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Yeah and getting dad out would be hard, those atre two problems with such set ups. Try a heating pad for reptiles next time ;)

Anyway I'll try this with one spawn in November but keep doing the shallow spawn method.
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