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Old 02-09-2011, 07:46 PM   #1 
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Black Fire spawn

I wanted to wait until the fry were at least a week old, but something has come up so I figured I might as well start a thread and post everything here.

They spawned while I was at work (2/8/2011). I was so upset I missed it. Watched them for almost an hour the night before and nothing. When I came home I saw Brick guarding the nest and Tina off in the corner with a few nips in her fins. Sure enough, there were eggs in the nest.

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Old 02-09-2011, 07:54 PM   #2 
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I decided to use bubble wrap, seemed to work really well.

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If you look hard enough you can see some of the fry. Can't wait for them to get bigger. Even with my macro lens, they are almost impossible to capture right now.

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For some reason he has moved the part of the nest and is now maintaining two separate nest. Has anyone ever seen this before?

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Old 02-09-2011, 08:08 PM   #3 
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Congrats! Gorgeous breeders :)

Tallahasse has always moved nests. I'm not sure why they do it but some males just like to move the fry around different places. It could be he feels more secure over there by the plants.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:25 PM   #4 
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First, your spawning tank setup is gorgeous! Lol mine is so basic. Can't wait to see your fry grow! I'm always iffy breeding aquastar's fins, but that's cuz I'm not experienced enough to handle rosetails and that seems to be most of his sales.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:25 PM   #5 
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Thank you.

What are your thoughts on feeding him? I'm just worried with all the running around that he is doing that waiting until the fry are free swimming will be too long.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:38 PM   #6 
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First, your spawning tank setup is gorgeous! Lol mine is so basic. Can't wait to see your fry grow! I'm always iffy breeding aquastar's fins, but that's cuz I'm not experienced enough to handle rosetails and that seems to be most of his sales.
I decided to breed this pair because he bit his tail during shipment. His brother did the same thing. I hate to say this, but in my experience with Aquastar71, his fish do not handle stress well.

I have another pair from Interbettas that I want to breed but his fins are so gorgeous that I don't want to risk them getting ruined during spawning. Crazy I know.
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Your pair is beautiful!
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Gorgeous can wait to see the fry =]
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:15 PM   #9 
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Today marks one week. I will do my best to provide updates once a week. I left Brick in with the fry for five days. I decided to take him out because he was driving the fry crazy trying to keep them in the bubble nest. He is a great father.

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Old 02-15-2011, 08:20 PM   #10 
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