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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-07-2015, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Major death event - there are still fry swimming around there, although I am not sure how many. Removed what bodies I could find with a turkey baster, and hoping Ms. Snail can take care of the rest. Took out the IAL. I must remember to use only extract on the next spawn; I can't stand the debris the IAL leaves in the bottom of the tank.

Note: This is almost exactly the same age as the death event in the Primus x Elizabeth spawn. I suspect these are fry that poppa would have eaten before I saw, if he'd been left in.

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So, you had a major die-off at 10-14 days old in the Primus x Elizabeth spawn, as well as in this one? What variables are the same that were in both?

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Well, I think the die-off started at around 8-10 days in the Primus x Elizabeth spawn. Variables that were the same? Temperature, presence of IAL, food type, source water. There was a die-off in the Primus x Elizabeth in both the artificial hatchery with no IAL and the typical tank with IAL, although the tank with IAL lost more fry. But it may have had more fry to begin with.

I'll be breeding Cygnus again as soon as I have a 10 gallon tank free for him, since I'd like more than a handful of his offspring.

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Maybe it's just something that tends to happen? Fry who either don't figure out how to eat, or just aren't fit for survival die off? I'll keep an eye out when I start my spawn.

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I'm thinking it could be something like that, or an issue of water quality at that point in time. Since Cygnus was still suffering from swim bladder issues around then, he got bred in a little 2.5, and in the primus x elizabeth, I didn't know you could turn the sponge filters on safely at that age. I'll have to move these fry tonight into a 10g and see if that makes a difference.

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Good luck, regardless! I'm looking forward to seeing another happy, healthy spawn from you!

So many baby fish, how do you find the time, or not get attached?

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There are only 3-5 little babies in there. The water quality isn't bad, and I'm going to nurse the little dudes along, but Cygnus DEFINITELY needs to get back in a spawn tub with one of two girls. I'm thinking of trying my other yellow, since this is the second time Nimbus has given me a small amount of fry. Catherine might do better.

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Good luck, regardless! I'm looking forward to seeing another happy, healthy spawn from you!

So many baby fish, how do you find the time, or not get attached?
I don't sleep as much as I need to, and while I wasn't raised on a farm, we did have animals that we raised and ate. It gives a certain perspective. But I do get attached to some of them, haha.

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Holy crap, really? Better be careful with those babies. Make sure not a single one left dies.

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OK, fry count is confirmed as 4. They had their first tiny meal of BBS tonight, and ate eagerly. It's quite difficult to feed so few.

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