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Old 04-11-2011, 05:07 AM   #1 
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First Time Spawn

Currently have 2 CT's spawning in our tank: red and purple marble male with cambodian female. We released her at about 10:30 PM and they started trying to embrace about five minutes later. I say "trying" because it took the male two hours and 13 recoveries from having stunned himself before he finally got it right. We were having fun inserting our own commentaries from the fish (OW! No, not there!), but now they're going at it like crazy. It took them a while to figure out that the eggs were supposed to go into the nest, but now they get it.

They're both surprisingly gentle on each other: all of the research we did suggested that the breeding process would be quite rough, but they have barely torn at each other. The female only has one major rip in her anal fin--everything else seems pretty minor.

Before spawning the female looked like she swallowed a marble; now she seems to be returning to normal proportions. I'm glad we have homes for all of these if they survive Special thanks goes out to the Animal Behaviour class at TRU for this one!

Pictures coming soon!
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:00 AM   #2 
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Just removed Rosalind; a couple rips on her anal fin and one on her dorsal. Exhausted, but otherwise unharmed.

Oberon is still hunting around the tank for any eggs he may have missed.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:17 AM   #3 
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Congrats..... now comes the fun part - raising the fry!
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Congrats on your spawn.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:38 PM   #6 
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Oberon has now taken up about a sixth of the tank with bubble nest and only (barely) leaves the nest to eat. Eggs are mostly in the back corner.

Rosalind is happy, healthy, and hungry. Not to mention already healing very rapidly.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:47 PM   #7 
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Talking Picspam!

As promised, pictures from the spawn! It was so amazing to watch them and I'm so glad we were there to see it -and even happier that they didn't seem to mind the photo-shoot (I took about 125 pictures and video! LOL).
Here's some of the better shots going through the process.

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The Dance

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"I better make myself look big!"

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To the Nest!

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Success!!

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"Honey, I think that snail is watching us..."

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Oberon's impressive nest the morning after spawning.

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You can see some of the eggs near the back of the tank by the leaf.
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Yeah. I think "Um, honey...that's my tail" should be my new Avatar.
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I love the captions. lol Especially "honey I think the snail is watching us". lol Nice pics.
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:59 PM   #10 
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Yay! The eggs hatched a couple hours ago. Some of the babies try to be free swimming already (they fall a little before they try to go up on their own), but Oberon doesn't let them get very far. He's such an adorable dad!
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