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Old 10-29-2010, 08:26 PM   #31 
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Well there's only about 8 fry left :/.

They're growing very nicely except for one....he/she is growing at an exeptional rate! Already the size of a 2-3 week old fry. He/she's caudal fin is very noticeable as well.

Also if I could make up with the money to buy a new heater either
1.) I'll set up a growout and move these fry so I could do another spawn.
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2.) Set up a 4-5g spawning tub and do another spawn.
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:34 PM   #32 
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Well its cheaper to buy a couple of plastic tubs and heaters. I use 4 gallon tubs and Tetra preset heaters...total cost = $15 plus plants which I have a ton of plastic and live so free for me :)

Also the big tubs (I like 16.5 gallon ones) are like $8 (actually thats for a 30 gallon one) and the bigger preset heaters are $20 so using tubs is pretty cheap and a better choice IMO.

Anyway if you can get the Tetra preset youll save some $$$$ and they work great! They keep my tubs at 78* which is fine for spawning and raising fry.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:31 PM   #33 
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Well there's only about 4 survivors in the spawning tank, so today I'm going to be transfering them to a 5g tub and tomorrow start the large daily water changes.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:55 PM   #34 
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I'm sorry that you only got 4 fry. Maybe the next time you'll get more.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:15 AM   #35 
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I'm sorry you only have four left. I wonder what caused them to die
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:19 PM   #36 
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Thanks guys. :)
I'm not sure what happened.

Right now my pastels are in the spawning tank (Female in jar), and it looks like the male started on a bubblenest.(I'll make a thread for them if anything happens).

The fry are 2 weeks old today. :) One of them is just huge for it's age. Another is average sized and the other two are on the small side. I'm hoping they get some growing with the large WC's I'm starting today.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:10 PM   #37 
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I'd go alot bigger than 5 gallon, in a week or two you can transfer them to another container if you want. 4 fry in lets say a 20 gallon tub will grow extrememly fast (combined with good food and massive daily water changes).
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:20 PM   #38 
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Well the tub they're in is a 17g. Right now there's only about 6g of water though. I'll be sure to start adding more water than what I take out when I do WCs.

Also about another spawning, the pastel male isn't really responsive this time around. (No bubblenest and ignoring the female a bit)

Karen let me borrow the pair for 3 weeks (To see if I have a small spawn. If so I could do another) Except she likes to wait 14-18 before another spawn (Today it's been 14 days) so I sent her an e-mail asking her if it's okay to do another spawn (Since it's day 14 today.) with this pair. The female is really eggy and barred and the male has a small nest. I'm just going to wait for her to reply and if she says it's okay, I'll introduce the pair.
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Karen is a nice person. I've talked to her a little on another forum...I'm sure she'll let you borrow them :)

Also on adding water: IMO the sooner the better. Thats why I add water as soon as dad comes out. What I do for the first week or so is gently pour in water or drip some through airline tubing into the tub.
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Well the tub they're in is a 17g. Right now there's only about 6g of water though. I'll be sure to start adding more water than what I take out when I do WCs.

Also about another spawning, the pastel male isn't really responsive this time around. (No bubblenest and ignoring the female a bit)

Karen let me borrow the pair for 3 weeks (To see if I have a small spawn. If so I could do another) Except she likes to wait 14-18 before another spawn (Today it's been 14 days) so I sent her an e-mail asking her if it's okay to do another spawn (Since it's day 14 today.) with this pair. The female is really eggy and barred and the male has a small nest. I'm just going to wait for her to reply and if she says it's okay, I'll introduce the pair.
Good luck with your next spawn.
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