....me attempting to give up breeding that is. I just can't do it. I still won't be breeding on the scale I was but resistance is futile. So I will be raising one spawn at a time, taking breaks as I see fit, keeping the spawns under 15 jarred males and 15 females in sorority, and not holding any back unless a spot opens up.
That said I have a fresh spawn today
Parents are Feisty (blue HMDT female) and Sondheim (blue/marble HM male).
Here's a few pictures of the pair. I'll get a full shot of the spawning tank soon. Its been quite a while since I used a 10 gallon tank to breed.
Sondheim was bred by Karen Mac Auley (Martinismommy). He will be 1 year old this Feb. Which goes to show that just because a fish is over 6 months does NOT mean he's to old to breed. I had never had a chance to breed him this summer due to him getting a nasty case of fin rot so I'm ecstatic that he bred so easily for me.
I got a great deal on a TON of java moss from a member of TFK, Angel079. It's absolutely gorgeous and the fish enjoyed it.
Feisty is somewhere around 6 months old and was never bred. I got her from Dragonlady who breeds the most gorgeous DT girlys
She was a great breeder and besides a few tears from swimming too fast through the java moss she's unscathed.
Feisty was in love from the moment she laid eyes on Sondheim. He, however, needed a little convincing LOL
They both really enjoyed the moss..
I used a small portion of brazilian pennyworth that Angel079 was nice enough to send with my moss as the nest site.
Pics and updates to come. I expect the eggs to hatch tomorrow or Monday.
I'm expecting lots of blues, marbles, nice HMs, butterflies, and hopefully some DT in this spawn.