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2-25-19: Spawn Log #4
Mas and his little Masitos are doing well. Most of the fry are pretty much free swimming and hanging out at the surface of the water. Some are at the bottom and others in between. Mas is still watching over them like the good father that he is and I've busted him taking little cat naps on the giant Indian Almond Leaf folded in the back corner of the tank. It's a little unnerving because he looks dead 馃槺. Poor guy he is exhausted!
I'm debating on taking him out tomorrow morning, however, some advise that if the male better is a good father, the fry would benefit from his presence and protection even though it is not required at this stage. I left my Galaxy Koi daddy in for over a week and he was still watching over them even though they were perfectly independent. Water temp is set at 82掳F
And the airline tube is still blowing gentle bubbles in the front corner of the tank.
I put in some newly hatched BBS and then some Hikari First Bites in case the larger ones were ready to eat. Also threw in a few live blood worms for Mas, though he didn't eat them until way later. Mas is sleeping more often so maybe taking him out so he can rest might be a good idea. We will see.
 

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If the fry are free swimming and Mas is exhausted I would take him out and let him rest a few days to get his strength back. He really has proven to be a good daddy.
Any count on the fry? And I would love to see pictures. LOL You know a proud mom always has pictures of her little ones. LOL
 

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2-26-19: SPAWN LOG #5
Mas and fry are doing well. Babies are growing and eating newly hatched Baby Brine Shrimp. Their bellies have that familiar orange bulge. 馃槉
I've taken a few pics but you'll really have to zoom in to see them in the top waterline in the back. Ma's is still trying to gather them up and bringing to the bubble nest which he is still maintaining. At this point I would estimate the quantity to be around 150 to 175?? 馃し But as we all know the number decreases over time so I'm not too fixed on a specific number right now.
Check out the pics and enjoy. Zoom in and let me know if you can see them ok.

馃挏馃挏 Oh and to OLD DOG 59.....when they become available, the one circled in blue is reserved for just for you!!! LOL 馃槀馃槀馃槀
 

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And the one circled is a male right? and you can tell this now How? I love it. If any males turn out as beautiful as Mas I will be ecstatic. And since they will probably be ready to go at the same time we move into the new house I may want a few females from the other spans. LOL
 

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Haha...for sure! Let's hope they make it to adulthood! 馃檹

And the one circled is a male right? and you can tell this now How? I love it. If any males turn out as beautiful as Mas I will be ecstatic. And since they will probably be ready to go at the same time we move into the new house I may want a few females from the other spans. LOL
 

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* Just a side note.....the pictures are much more clear before I post them but when I go back to look at the attachments, the are blurry. So I need to figure out how to remedy that 馃槬
 

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No problem If they are taken with your phone the file size is small and when you try to upload them they are enlarged for the email file. That's why I use my camera to do the photos and then take them into picasa to edit them and export them into a picasa file in a reduced photo and than post. If you have a digital camera it's easier than it seems. upload the picture files on to your computer use picasa to store and edit them and then after you edit them export them to a picasa file they are auto reduced so that you can post.
 

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Ok, great ...thanks. Going to try that. 馃憤

No problem If they are taken with your phone the file size is small and when you try to upload them they are enlarged for the email file. That's why I use my camera to do the photos and then take them into picasa to edit them and export them into a picasa file in a reduced photo and than post. If you have a digital camera it's easier than it seems. upload the picture files on to your computer use picasa to store and edit them and then after you edit them export them to a picasa file they are auto reduced so that you can post.
 

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2-28-19: SPAWN LOG #6
I removed Mas from the fry tank yesterday because not only did he need rest but he was eating all the Baby Brine shrimp I was feeding to his babies. I have been giving him live blood worms the whole time but I guess BBS must taste better 馃槅.
I move the fry to their new cycled 10 gal. home today and introduced them to their new yellow tank mates. The babies were very intrigued by these alien critters as they've only known Papa Mas.
They seem to be adapting well but I will keep a close eye on them nevertheless.
P.S. ~ Apologies to the professional photographers in the house for my phone camera pics but wanted to get something up quick. 馃槣
 

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5-1-19: SPAWN LOG #7 - Ok, I just realized I've been putting the wrong month on these logs. But system is not letting me edit my posts for some reason.

Anyway.....Mas' babies are 8 days old today and doing well. I removed the Mystery snails because they poop too much and have been counterproductive to the reason I put them in the fry tank to begin with. 馃槀 Many of the fry are hidden amongst the plants but I've managed to capture on video a few of them eating Baby Brine Shrimp dor their dinner feeding.
Check it out ...and enjoy!

https://youtu.be/CrvTwrCdIu4
 

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Haha...yes, they are like the size of sesame seeds with tails 馃槅.

5-1-19: SPAWN LOG #7 - Ok, I just realized I've been putting the wrong month on these logs. But system is not letting me edit my posts for some reason.

Anyway.....Mas' babies are 8 days old today and doing well. I removed the Mystery snails because they poop too much and have been counterproductive to the reason I put them in the fry tank to begin with. 馃槀 Many of the fry are hidden amongst the plants but I've managed to capture on video a few of them eating Baby Brine Shrimp dor their dinner feeding.
Check it out ...and enjoy!

https://youtu.be/CrvTwrCdIu4
OMG they are so small and cute!!! Love this <3
 

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Yes! Me too! Also, please excuse the music in my video, I tried to mask the furious clacking sound of my son on his keyboard writing a report for school. 馃槀

The are getting so big The video is really great to watch. I'm waiting with bated breath for the day you can tell the sex.
 

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5-5-19: SPAWN LOG #8
The Masitos are 12 days old today. I sucked up most of the gunk on the bottom of the 10 gal. tank today with a turkey baster today and found a few (3) casualties under the Indian Almond leaf. 馃槩
Did a 50% water change and raised the water level. Everybody else (175+) is eating well and looking pretty good. I don't expect to end up with that many but I will give it my best shot. They are still eating newly hatched Baby Brine Shrimp 2 times a day and I tested out a frozen Daphnia feeding to see if they were still too small. It looked like some of the bigger ones were eating them so I should be able to incorporate that in soon. I also turned up the spinge filter a tad to make sure enough water is being cycled and filtered as these guys grow.
 

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Sorry to hear about the three. With 175 + there are going to be losses. I know what you are doing is the right thing and trying your very best to save all . The video shows the growth rate in a whole new light. Soon your going to need a lot of Jars to separate them, and a bigger tank for the young ladies.

I hope this new move of ours is done by June 1 so I can start setting up all the new tanks I had purchased last month. I think the large room in the basement Is going to be my new area for them. Plenty of room and a cement floor with drains, and heat.
 

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You are right, I am trying my best to save all but do understand losses are inevitable. As a matter of fact, if this fry is anything like my last Koi x Koi, I will probably lose more than half of them by 6 week to 8 weeks due to one reason or another. Though it is sad, this may not be the worst case scenario as this means only the strongest and healthiest will make it to the end. I've learned a lot from my last spawn and will carry it forward this one 馃槉. And Mas says hi btw 馃槀.

I'm so excited about your move and the new fish room in the basement! Can't wait to hear about and see (pics) its progress!

Sorry to hear about the three. With 175 + there are going to be losses. I know what you are doing is the right thing and trying your very best to save all . The video shows the growth rate in a whole new light. Soon your going to need a lot of Jars to separate them, and a bigger tank for the young ladies.

I hope this new move of ours is done by June 1 so I can start setting up all the new tanks I had purchased last month. I think the large room in the basement Is going to be my new area for them. Plenty of room and a cement floor with drains, and heat.
 

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5-6-19: SPAWN LOG #9
Masitos are just about 2 weeks old and full of Brine shrimp. Sorry video from my phone kept going in and out of focus. Honestly, I think they look pretty much the same a week ago but just bigger. 馃槀 Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/8mLcOBZj0yI
 
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