I am sorry you lost some more fry... It's good your first sick one is getting better.. I cannot believe how big they are and SO cute!! I love both mum and dad.. These fry are going to be gorgeous when they get colour etc. I rekon yours are bigger than mine :(
lol... :) hope all continues to go well
I think I found out what this is...it's Columnaris caused by Flavobacterium columnare. Which explains the lesions, red gills and reddened internal organs. It's the same bacteria that causes fungus-like patches on adult fishes.
My fry turns 4 weeks old today. :D A milestone, yay! I think I might have the bacterial problem in control so far with daily 80-90% water changes. Some of the fry still have reddened gills but I take comfort with the fact that they're still little gluttons and acting normally. Since my last update, more fry has darkened in colour and have horizontal lines across their bodies. They sure look healthier darker!
Hello all, sorry for the lack of updates..I confess the whole disease thing and mass fry death overtime had been a little discouraging. Kinda put me off the mood for updating and taking pictures until I'm reasonably certain they'd stop dying on me, lol.
Anyway, here we are. What's left of my spawn is now 8 weeks 3 days old. Current headcount, about 41. I started off with around 80-100 fry and had them steady for 3 weeks without problems. Alas, a bacterial infection striked and I started losing about 5 every day..until the 5th week. On the first sign of the disease, I had them separated into a few smaller tanks, did daily water changes and medicated them on Ueno yellow powder. I don't know if the med worked..half of the healthy fry end up getting infected still, but at least some survived.
This episode, plus the fact that I fed them mainly on microworms for too long, I think, have stunted their growth for a while. The surviving fry are also missing their ventrals now. ^^;; It feels to me like they're doomed to stay as adolenscents forever, lol..no beards! But at this point I don't really mind anymore..I'm just thankful they're still alive! If anything, I've learnt my lesson, in future I'll start off with BBS sooner. xD;
And I'm sorry if I sound so pessimistic, hahah. Things are actually much brighter now. My largest fries, about 10 of them, are a little over 2 cm and have just taken in their first frozen bloodworms. It's great satisfaction to see them gobble up some real 'solid' food! Colours are also more prominent now..there's a variety of red, blue, turquiose and purple in there.
OMG!! They are SO gorgeous.. Im glad everything has turned around.. I hope they get their ventral fins.. They look huge!! :) I have a VERY big difference in size of my fry from 1cm to 2.2cm.. All of yours look the same size-ish :) They are really just too cute :)
Say 'HI' to them for me :)