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successful spawn yesterday, appx 24 hours of introduction. decided to utilize a plastic shoebox container this time around as it will make controlled feedings much easier to deal with. shoebox has matured water with java moss--water is teaming with microinverts ranging from paramecium to daphnia, so should be well off for feeding for the first two weeks.

decent number, maybe 150? diligent father, way better than dinkus. hoping to receive kids similar to another project, but this time with white faces. AND NO LONG FINS!

male and female were both from the same breeder, but different lines most likely. female is Dinkus's sister.
 

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Good luck, I can't wait to see them
 

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kids are two days old, smaller batch than originally thought, but that could be due to my limited viewing (i cant see the nest well)

hilarious sidenote-- daphnia in the tank are slightly smaller than the fry and are gray colored. papa's been catching them and placing them in the nest along with the fry. lol.
 

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That's funny, can't seem to tell the difference between his kids and food. Hope he figures out soon. Do you have any photos of him and the mother?
 

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Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. I got an eight gallon storage container, mostly so there'd be enough space to house the fry.
 

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here's another common question: how much live food is necessary to keep the fry alive for the first 3 weeks?

i apologize for the vertical phone display and the EDM. when i decided to download movie editor, it turns out it's no longer supported. no excuse for the EDM though. :p
http://vid6.photobucket.com/albums/y204/amphirion/IMG_1060-1.mp4
im guestimating that the food supply should be good for at least 2 weeks...
 

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poop butt fart...
so something unexpected happened... the food that was meant for the fry ended up being capable of swarming and devouring them.... so kids will not be hanging out with the food until they can eat them. cant wait for sweet, sweet revenge.

did a respawn of this pair, and i think i've gotten my largest spawn up to date. probably around the 500 number? kids are munching on rotifers right now.
 

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Goodness gracious. I'm sorry to hear about the lost spawn...but all those little swimming pairs of eyeballs you just showed us are GLORIOUS!!
 

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How's the size of the spawn looking?
Still a 100+ fish? I definitely bet you'll find your dream fish if you have such a large spawn to work with :p
 

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unfortunately, somewhere between day 4-8, i had a massive die off. food wasnt an issue, it was lack of aggression (no desire to attack prey). still have a good amount to work with--stopped counting at 60.

eating bbs right now with a dash of grindal. still surprise that they have the tenacity to take on something roughly their same size. im happy with this batch--i see pelvic fins developing.

conditions:
1) infusoria and paramecium for the 5 days.
2) microworms/bbs from day 6-7, and week 2.
3) bbs from week 2-4, microworms sparingly aka bbs culture gave low yield.
4) bbs from week 5 to present + grindal worms.

did not clean tank bottom, had 9-10 ramshorn snails doing janitorial duty. this makes me believe that having a sole microworm diet was the cause for absent pelvic fin development.

anyways...pictures pictures pictures:


 
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