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Old 11-27-2011, 07:32 PM   #1 
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Smile Spotted Yellow + Koi Marble Spawn

So here's a spawn log so all the information and progress is in one place! A few of you have followed other threads where info was posted sporadically, but this will now be my spawn log and I'll just update here :)

Fry are currently 5 days old today and began eating egg yolk yesterday. I plan to feed them egg yolk for 6 more days or so until my worms arrive (micro, walter, and banana.)

First things first! Here are mom and dad, as well as links to their spawning videos. I used the shock method for this pair.






Spawn video #1 - (shorter than #2 if your internet is slow)
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...t=MVI_3360.mp4

Spawn video #2 - (can see the parents well in this one)
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...t=MVI_3361.mp4



Here is a video of dad taking care of the fry, didn't notice him flaring at me until the second I backed off! I was focused on the fry. Woops!

http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...t=MVI_3362.mp4



I will update with 5 day old fry photos soon! They're downloading to photobucket. Thanks to everyone who encouraged and gave me advance, and a special thanks to Tisia for taking care of the fry while I was gone.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:45 PM   #2 
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Wow this is going to be exciting! The dad is amazing, and the female's caudal is so pretty. What do you mean by the shock method? I have never heard of it. Also what did you use for the male's bubblenest?

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Old 11-27-2011, 07:46 PM   #3 
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Congrats Geentea. I love your pair they are just stunning. Can't wait to see photos of the fry :)
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #4 
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The shock method is when you condition bettas regularly for about a week, and then continue to condition them in a small space (petco cup, 1/4 gal, etc) with no water changes or heater for 3 or 4 days before placing them in the tank together.

You plop them in the tank together at the same time, making sure there are lots of hiding places and some plants. This pair took 2 days to spawn, the female was ready after 1 but the male didn't really know what was what :)
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #5 
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Ohmygorgeous. I feel compelled to ask...are you going to be selling any of the spawn? These two are just beautiful. Can't wait to see the variety of fry you get!
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:51 PM   #6 
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Yes of course! Tisia gets first pick of a few (still deciding on how many) and then I'm selling to those on the forum that I'm comfortable with, and then they're going to two lfs in Portland, OR. I think people who are interested and nearby will get preference over those who will require shipping, but I'm not sure.


After a few "head counts" it appears there are about 50 fry. Who knows for sure though?
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #7 
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@GreenTea: I see:). That's an interesting method. How well did it work? About how long did it take for them to finally spawn? How many days or hours?

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Old 11-27-2011, 08:11 PM   #8 
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I posted in the above comment that it took this pair two days. I took another pair about 1 day.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:16 PM   #9 
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you should post some recent pics of mama. I was staring at her in the sorority thinking it was her but not sure because she looked so different, lol

can't wait to watch them grow up!
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:18 PM   #10 
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omg that pair is gorgeous. i want some fry from these guys!!!! good luck and congrats
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