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Old 02-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #181 
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So my male not only moved his nest....he MOVED THE NEST! He moved the leaf he was nesting under. I don't see eggs though, so I think I got wrigglers.
I can't get good look at the nest now. He is still tending it so makes me think he didn't eat the eggs.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:00 PM   #182 
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So my male not only moved his nest....he MOVED THE NEST! He moved the leaf he was nesting under. I don't see eggs though, so I think I got wrigglers.
I can't get good look at the nest now. He is still tending it so makes me think he didn't eat the eggs.
WOW. I have never heard of this before. That is something new.

I also had the same worry. I thought he had eaten the eggs, but I decided to wait since he was still adding quite a few bubbles. It is a plesant surprise.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #183 
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Yeah I have never read of anyone elses male moving the whole nesting site with the nest. Granted it is a floating leaf. but it is as long as he is and twice as wide @_@.
Well means we both have wriggles at roughly the same time haha.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:27 AM   #184 
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That's great!

Any recent updates on the wrigglers?
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:47 AM   #185 
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While I still can't see anything my male has once again moved the nest. This time leaving his old leaf in the wake of moving the nest half way across the tank. The fact that he has blown bubbles underneath this new leaf and is guarding it tells me that there has to be some wrigglers. He wouldn't be, being so watchful if he had eaten the eggs.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:56 AM   #186 
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Well I finally got my log up...

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=94828

Also I'm sure you will see your wrigglers soon.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:15 AM   #187 
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Here is hoping haha.

Awesome! I have it subscribed and will be reading it when I awaken. For now I will force myself to sleep again.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:35 PM   #188 
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So I am starting to get worried.
I see no wrigglers at all. I have not seen a sign of fry or eggs for approx 24 hours.
The male is still in the tank and is mostly tending the nests. He is currently relaxing on some plants near the new nesting site. Should I be worried? I would think I would be able to see the fry by now. The water is extremely dark from tannins though. Three IAL will do that. What do you all suggest? I was thinking of waiting till the weekend, by then I should have free swimming and be seeing some fry.
I am really worries that maybe the male got upset and when he moved the nest he ate the fry. I would hate to have to recondition and respawn them, but they are a proven pair now so I know they will mate.

This weekend I am planning on picking up a bunch of new plants, snail, and setting up the next breeding tank getting it ready to go. I figure I might as well get ready to spawn my blue marble pair.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:47 PM   #189 
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Newly hatched fry is very tiny. It's hard to see in clear water let alone dark water.

Look what daddy is doing. If he is tending to something, there should be fry. He might have reduced the numbers but there should be some left.
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I agree with indjo. Newly hatched fry can really make you wonder if there is anything there. I was worried a bit at first as well since I couldnt see any eggs and when I came eye level with the bubblenest, I sad the tails on the bottom. Not really wriggling but straight tails.

Try using a magnifying glass and a very bright florescent flashlight to shine under the nest. You will be able to tell for sure if the water isnt black. A nice dark colored water is fine, but i would suggest by next week, say around wednesday to add water and let it stay a small amount of tannin in the water to see the fry and know if you are to feed them yet.

Good Luck!
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