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Old 06-10-2011, 04:10 PM   #11 
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Thanks everyone, I really enjoy the enthusiasm and support The father is a royal blue and purple VT and the mother is a black and purple CT. I should get some good color in the fry, hoping to produce a few nice purples, but no garauntees. I have no idea about finnage yet, should be interesting but I have spoken to a few who bred the same cross so we are all waiting to see lol. The babies have started hatching, Daddy has his work cut out for him now.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:54 PM   #12 
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Things are going well so far, babies are not quite free swiming, just dropping and darting to the top and a few are really trying but just spiraling out of control lol, its so amazing that such tiny things can muster up any movement. Daddy is still doing a great job, he should be off fry duty tomorrow, and be able to rest. I siphoned crud off the bottom as much as I could yesterday before too many of them were falling, so its ok for a little bit. The tank only has about 4 inches of water in it now so can I just fill it with a drip as the first change, and when should I do that? I now have 3 ten gallons, 2 for grow out and one for spawning, I plan to get a 30-50 gallon for grow out and use the 3 tens for spawning and a sorority.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:57 PM   #13 
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Congratulations! Now the fun begins.
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Old 06-11-2011, 05:48 PM   #14 
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Best of luck with your new babies! I'm glass they worked out for you! Can't wait to see some growing combtails!
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:14 PM   #15 
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Im pretty happy with my spawn so far, most everyone is free swimming today and I have only had to pick out 4 dead ones, well 2 eggs that didnt hatch and 2 fry. I'm hoping my numbers stay up, Im guessing there are about 75-100 right now. Daddy gets to go back to his own quarters today.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:10 PM   #16 
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Congratulations! Now the fun begins.
Now the hard work begins... but it's so worth it to see teeny tiny babies grow into beautiful adults.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:09 PM   #17 
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Im still happy so far, I know there are at least 65 healthy, eating, babies. I had to do my first culling though there were 3 who couldn't swim, just jerk and spiral in no perticular direction, I felt bad for them. Is there any way to tell how many will make it? Like if some of them reach a certian age, they will more than likely survive unless something drastic happens.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:07 PM   #18 
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I think that varies depending on experience but usually, once they reach a month old they are pretty safe unless something gets messed up (heater mishap, disease, bad water change etc...). Mine stop dropping off randomly once they are around 2-3 weeks old (unless I do something stupid, which has happened).
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I'm kind of suprised but happy to report I have not had to clean out any dead fry the last two days, I hope it stays that way a little while or forever lol ( I can dream cant I)
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I'm glad you haven't had any more dead fry for the last few days. I hope everything goes well for your babies.
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