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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-31-2014, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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Fancy dragon HMPK pair

I finally got round to breeding my hmpk pair, unfortunately the male ate a lot of the eggs and only about 10-15 hatched so I think I will respawn them in a couple of weeks time.

Female is my favourite little girl, her branching is a too heavy for my liking so Im hoping the male can help reduce it. Im also hoping the female can smooth out the topline of the male since hes a bit spoony. I also gope the girl can tidy up the males caudal since its a bit round and spade shaped.

Ive tried vinegar eels for the first time and love em, the fact that they stay suspended and survive for ages in the water gives me a bit of relief. Fat round tummies every second of the day without me needing to worry.

Ive also found a big colony orf mysterious worms living/breeding in the tank, but they dont seem to be doing any harm and when they bettas get big enough it can be another thing for them to feast on.

anyway heres the happy couple, lol I think my iphone photo skills are slowly getting better








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Lovely! And vinegar eels are amazing, aren't they?

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Oh! That is a LOVELY couple! Put me down for a baby or two if you decide you are going to sell them. Seriously! I can't wait to see how they turn out.
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Very nice sir. Should look amazing. What are you hoping for in the spawn?
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Wow! So beautiful!

I'm planning to re breed mine as well, due to the fact I only have a couple fry :/

Small spawns can be enjoyable too!!!

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i actually prefer smaller spawns, it makes the kids way easier to manage and they grow faster too. only problem is that you severely reduce your chances of finding that perfect fish... sigh.
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Yes, I'm rather dreading jarring time. And trying to fit extra grow-outs is a huge chore, heh.

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Agreed! I've never actually had a large spawn. The fry I have now are my first fry... It sounds like a lot of jarring if you have a lot of those lil nuggets!

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Gorgeous parents! Looking forward to seeing how the fry turn out.

I'm hoping for a small to medium spawn for my first attempt. Having hundreds of babies sounds fun until I think about all those jars. lol

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Thanks guys. They have grown faces now, so they arent just eyes with tails anymore. I saw some blue irid on a few today when I shined a light on them.

From this spawn Im hoping for sharp finned marbles. Hopefully monster because I like the contrast. But I'll be happy with any marble as long as it doesnt suck away the dragon layer and turn them into brown slugs like it did for a lot from my last spawn.

Yeah I agree Amphirion lol, its like a double edged sword, good for the fry and easier for you but less to choose from... lol I suppose the good outweighs the bad
I did a count up and at this rate Im only going to need 11 jars, knowing my luck they will all be females

Haha Hrutan, just another excuse for a massive fishroom!

Heres dad having a bit of fun in the sun catching mozzy larvae and reconditioning. They just fatten themselves up on every greeblie that exisits in that muck. I which it stayed warm over night though, I feel a bit guilty taking them out and putting them back into their boring tank
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