Bot parents have passed, the female soon after spawning(poor health overall,not from spawn damage) and the male just this morning(parasite). :/ I have no decent photos of either.
The male was a walmart save and the female came from petsmart.
the pair spawned the 23'd, hatch on christmas and are 15 days old.
on day of hatching there were 40 or so fry, as of today i count 30-31 but there are many who are still to small for me to focus on easily and i've found no /dead/ fry. I did however remove 3 who were having issues(turn over or stuck head down). They're being kept in a one gallon 'floating' in my 20gallon over night to check for improvements.
This spawn was mostly for color as i'm unsure of the female's tail type. The tail base seemed to 'wide' for most VT's i've had and she had slight web reduction indicative of having some CT in her.
I plan to keep the best 2-3 color wise then begin working on a bettering fin and body.
No picturs yet.
I got a new(old/used) camera for christmas, but it uses film so no picturs untill the fry are fully developed and I take pictures then have the pictures developed then can them onto my computer xD(with the hard copied going into "spawnlog" for futur reference when i work with this line xD.
I want to get decent enough CT's in, say,3 generations that I can enter the new breeders section at the shows. <.< One can dream eh? Plan to cross white into the line soon for a new branch. Now that i'm slowly getting more tank and more room I want to have more spawns going on.
For those curious who haven't seen me around(unlikely xD) They're being fed on decap BSE, might be getting some BBS and daphnia soon though. maybe. Set up is ten gallon tank, just conditioned tap water no IAL, fake plants, heated and covered. filled about 8gallons high with daily water changes.
Fry seem most active..well..right now(so middle of the night xD),but this is also when i'm up just staring at them all creepy like. I already have "favs".