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Old 06-06-2011, 09:30 PM   #1 
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Talking Copper Marble Spawn Take 2

I respawned Senshi and Hanabi this weekend. They spawned sometime Friday and hatched throughout the day and night Saturday. As of now they are all free swimming. They aren't as active as some of my other spawns, and they weren't all that interested in the microworm/banana worm/walter worm mixture I offered, but maybe they just need more time out of the shell. I started a batch of brine shrimp, hopefully they will be more interested in that. It looks like there are around 50? Senshi has been removed now and was a great father for them!

This time I spawned them in a 2 gal tub, half packed with plants as Indjo had suggested. I also lowered the temp to 80*. They spawned in just 24 hours, verses the 3 days it took last time so I think that really helped Senshi save up energy. He didn't have a nervous break down and pass out this time around ;)

Thank you for all the suggestions everyone, they were extremely helpful!

I'll upload a video of Senshi & fry soon.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:38 PM   #2 
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Yay! Good luck with your spawn.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:56 PM   #3 
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Yay! I'm so happy to hear that it's going well. :)
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:57 PM   #4 
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Yay Senshi!
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Thanks guys :) I'll get some pics when my camera can see them haha
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:57 PM   #6 
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Congrats....

If the fry are rather weak it's best not to disturb them too much during the first week (at least - about 50 fry in a 2g is adequate/safe for the first 3 weeks). Remove most of the plants so you can see what's going on in the tub. Siphon out whatever wastes at least every 2 days and about 50 - 70% every week then refill with a drip system. (use your judgment to determine if they need more WC).

Good luck! .....
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:18 PM   #7 
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Thanks, that's good to know. I've been using a pipette to remove uneaten worms, since they aren't eating many of them. I plan to do a small water change Thursday, just enough to clean the bottom and get some fresh water in there. Luckily, since the tub is in a heated tank I can use the rest of the space in the tank to heat the new water to the perfect temp. I'll remove a few more plants.
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I'm glad things went better this time! I can't wait for video/pics!
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YAAAYYYY so happy.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:11 PM   #10 
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Ok, here's a video of Senshi and his fry right after they began hatching. Excuse his poor torn caudal, Hanabi took a good chunk out of him D: it's already healing. He was having a nest building contest with his neighbor today, already missing the babies.

The fry are doing better today, they accepted bbs and also mw after that. They aren't as interested in food as past fry... they never swim to the bottom to eat fallen mw, they just stay at the top. Don't know what that's about. But there are way more than 50, more like 80, maybe more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L_z3mrSTTs
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