I didn't want to say anything until my females arrived safely but I can't wait till Wednesday
After a LOT of thinking, planning, re-arranging, and soul searching I decided that I want to do another spawn. With most of my fry going to their new homes week after next I figured this is as good a time as any.
I have two absolutely drop dead gorgeous females coming to me on Wednesday. They're coming from... yeah you guessed it.. Martinismommy
I entertained the notion of going with a completely unrelated female but after weeks of searching Aquabid I decided that there was nothing being offered in the US with the kind of branching and fin structure that I was looking for. Of course Karen had not one but two females who were EXACTLY what I wanted.
My original plan was to try a spawn over the summer but I decided getting an early start would help to ensure that the fry are homed by next Fall (when my schedule is sure to get hectic again).
The lucky Daddy will Lieutenant Dan.. my MG Shortfin who is also from Karen's line. He's an amazing fish and with the females I'm getting he's sure to produce some knock outs.
Right now I'm in the process of getting everything together. Lucky for me I kept a small culture of my Vinegar Eels. I'm also ordering brine shrimp eggs because I want to see if using live BBS affects my fry growth vs feeding the frozen.
My set up this time is going to be a glass 5 gallon (to get better pictures) 50 watt heater, java moss and guppy grass, and of course IAL.
So what I need still is:
more moss, guppy grass, and live floating plants
So if anyone has a LARGE culture of worms (like ready to feed large) or floating plants send me a PM and we'll talk prices.
Pics of the girls and Dan when they arrive on Wednesday. Spawning tank set up *hopefully* this coming weekend or early next week (since it's my spring break).
Oh yeah.. these girls are from Karen's BOS pair. All those pretty marbles you've been seeing lately :) I'm expecting this crossing to give me some Multi's, MG, Marbles, and Butterflies