From the start, I had no clue what I was doing. I lacked proper food, resulting in the loss of two newly hatched fry batches. I was devastated. However, after researching, I was able to set up the perfect grow out tank.
I am so proud of Ryu's bubblenests, the biggest one was 4x6 inches - so many bubbles. ^.^ He lived with his first batch of fry and didn't eat his them; loving father. On the other hand, my female would lay random batches of eggs.. and eat them. Nom nom.
Ryu had his last batch of babies on Oct 1, 2011 before he passed, which hatched on the 3rd. I'm so glad these fry are thriving, now 10 days old and match the growth chart. I'm feeding them Hikari bites and mircoworms for their diet.
Will post more pictures of my babies along the way.