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So, be been meaning to start a journal. I really should stop commenting so much on some other members journals lol. I'll try to get lots of pics but technology is a pain in the butt and won't let that happen at the moment, which is very frustrating.

It sounds like I have a lot of pets, but when you think about the fact that everything but the male bettas and the crayfish (and my lizard obviously lol) can be kept together, its not THAT bad. So, I have:
-six male bettas
-six female bettas
-one self cloning crayfish (more to come... Obviously)
-two african dwarf frogs
-three male guppies
-one endler
-two female guppies
-four shrimp
-one pleco
-one swordtail
-way to many ramshorn snails.
-and one leopard gecko

And that doesn't include fry. I swear it isn't as bad as it sounds. Since this is a betta forum, I'll tell you all a bit more about my bettas. I'm horrible with names, so not all of them have names. My five males, who all live in divided tanks, are:

- Spike, a beautiful halfmoon purchased from logisticsguy. He will be bred in the future, but right now he is just a spoilt little boy who (and I'm kind of ashamed to admit this) I had to put on a diet. logisticsguy keeps his fish well fed and me making sure he is full sure doesn't help. He lives in a divided, heated, and filtered five gallon tank with:
- My unnamed black traditional plakat. I bought this guy as a female from petland for a grand total of three dollars. He's one of my favorites. He will also be bred in the future, to Freckles.
- Jackson, a white and blue super delta. He lives in a divided ten gallon with Xanthus and Ares. I got all three of them from Sena Hansler when she had to rehome. Jackson got on to Xanthus's side somehow two days after I got him, and I was at school at the time and I did not know how long he had been in there but I took him out, put him back on his side, and even though at the time he was bleeding and his fins were tattered, with clean, warm water and ial, he is making a great recovery.
-Xanthus, a yellow butterfly halfmoon also from Sena Hansler. This guy has a lot of personality. He did not get damaged nearly as much as Jackson in their fight.
-Ares, a dragonscale with red fins (armadillo), who has already produced over 200 fry. He is currently in the spawn tank with Jess, hopefully I will get a nice spawn.
-My unnamed ee. I bought this guy as a female from petland (a new employee thought all bettas were the same and gave me this $25 fish as an exchange for my $6 crowntail who passed shortly after I purchased him). I know better then to trust what the petstore says, so I looked at him and he looked pretty female to me. Lets just say that he is an awful sorority member. He will soon go in the divided ten gallon (Ares, Jackson, Xanthus).

And the girls:

Lilith- The fourth fish I got from Sena, a Cambodian crowntail. She is the alpha.
Freckles- The girl I chose from logisticsguy (CJ). She's a nice marble. She will be bred with my black plakat sometime. Spikes sister.
Jess- A dragonscale geno halfmoon with nice, yellow fins. I got her at petland, somehow. She is currently in the spawn tank with Ares.
Unnamed ct girl- I really love this girl. She has a unique blue-orange color, but she is really beat up and currently in treatment for a unidentifiable external parasite.
Unnamed white pla kat girl- Another petland find. A real sweetheart in the sorority.
Unnamed red veiltail girl- My oldest fish at the time. Lots of personality. I can't go near the water in the sorority without getting bit lol.

So yea. My self cloning crayfish is berried, my lizard is old and happy, etc. I will post updates on the spawn and make a real spawn log if its successful. Thanks for reading!
 

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I am going to be a regular in your journal. Ive put all my fish on a diet well mostly the females lol. Regular fast day now every Friday and 2 meals a day not 3. It appears to be working and I try to spoil them less with often with treats. It will be great when you can post pics. Good luck with your spawn!
 

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Awesome pic!! Good luck! They might not even drop eggs until the last couple embraces. Good luck!
 

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That is great news! Congratulations!
 

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There are eggs all over the ground, but ares is actively collecting them and the majority are in the nest, so I'm not worrying. Yesterday I counted the eggs on the floor (it didn't look lik many) and there were 58. This is a fairly good sized spawn!
 

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They will still hatch but leave him in there and do not disturb him! Watch for fungus on the eggs and remove all infected ones, they should be fine.
 

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So... All of my fish are good, Jess (the mom) is recovering very well and has tiny amounts of damage. I still have a lot of hope for this spawn. It's not like he leaves them to rot on the bottom, he picks them up, spits them into his failure of a nest, then they fall again. All eggs look healthy still. They should hatch tomorrow. Lets hope for the best!
 
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