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Old 04-17-2012, 08:55 AM   #11 
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A few tails last night, now it looks like the bubble nest has fur! I may have removed the female early as there are only around 100 eggs and fry, but perhaps that is for the best...

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Old 04-19-2012, 08:37 AM   #12 
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Update: Fry are free swimming, male is out. Check carefully when removing male, I found two fry in with him after pulling him out.

Microworms and some bbs yesterday, some microworms today. (I saw no pink bellies from the bbs so I'll slow that down until next week. I did see them chase the mw.

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Old 04-20-2012, 06:46 PM   #13 
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My HM fry are one week old now. Swimming all over the place. Still feeding microworms and some bbs. I have been adding water the last few days, started the sponge filter up today on slow. The fry actually seem to be having fun on the current from the filter side! There is still plenty of still water for the others...
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Good luck raising them.
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How many are there? : D PICTURES!
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:26 PM   #17 
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Day 8.

Still feeding a combo of micro worms and baby brine shrimp. There appears to be many that cannot eat the bbs as evident by their white tummys. I suspect it is due to the female that is from Thailand where they feed fry with infusoria. If I had fed only bbs, I think some would have been gone now.

There are two camps here. One if the fry are too small to eat bbs, then they should be culled anyway. Two, you never know what you are really culling at such an early stage. Could small mouth fry be attached to a superior gene? Unknown......

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Day 11, Getting bigger!




Most of the fry are getting larger and eating the bbs as shown by their swollen pink bellies. But some are still so tiny, so I continue adding some MW.

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Something not expected is not only some fry getting bigger, and some look like 1 day old, but while most are pink like the above, a few are dark. Perhaps I'll have some blues mixed in??

Can't wait until they grow up!!
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Differences in size is normal. That's why spawns need a lot of water changes. The fry secrete a growth stunting hormone and water changes keep that down as far as possible.
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