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Since the male of my koi pair ate the babies...I'm going to try again but this time with my yellow dragonscale pair. I have to wait until I can cure my female koi's popeye anyway, so that will give me plenty of time to recondition while I work with my yellow pair.

The two in this pair are named Egg (male) and HoneyBee (female). I got them with the intention of breeding so this works out perfectly. While Egg doesn't have the best of forms I'm hoping I can either breed that out or bring in new, better formed blood down the line.

I'll post pictures later of my other pair! They're going in a second breeding tank I set up when I realized that Vaudoux had made a midday snack of the fry. There could be one fry left but I definitely have it seen it since the day I took Vaudoux out of the breeding tank. Fingers crossed for this second pair!
 

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So sad Vaudoux ate the fry. My male Ralph ate the eggs twice, so I decided on trying another pair and this one has been successful. Hope this pair works out, they are absolutely stunning!
Also, love that you named the male Egg
 

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I'm going to try Vaudoux and Pumpkin again. But I'm gonna remove Vaudoux after they spawn to see if that helps my chances.
Fingers crossed Egg isn't an egg eater!
Also, thank you, I thought it was very fitting for his coloration.
 

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They’ve been in the tank since yesterday. Im currently at a 8hr shift so fingers crossed for Success by the time i get home. Success or just safety. Egg is a bit aggressive and im not sure Honeybee knows what to do.
 

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They spawned while I was gone at work yesterday! I'm trying not to interact with the tank too much or take pictures cause I don't want to spook Egg and have him eat all the eggs like Vaudoux did. Honeybee's caudal and anal fins were a little worse for wear, but other than that she's looking great and is in a hospital tank recuperating. Hopefully I can just remove him after the 48 hours. Not sure if I can risk waiting
 

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I ended up leaving dad in. He's doing great so far, but i'm keeping a close eye on him. As soon as those babies are free swimming he's out of there! I did get a pretty good photo of them up close which I'll post in a bit. They're so cute!
 

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So far I've only had 3 casualties. Not sure what from, though one of them did seem a bit deformed. The surviving babies are active as ever! It's so fun to watch them eat and see their little bellies full of food. So far I've counted 63, but that's before I gave up after they kept moving. I'm going to do a real count when I separate the larger from the smaller fry in a month or so. It's crazy how many are already twice as big as their siblings.
 

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The fry are just a few days over a month old and they're starting to color! A few of them have some yellow anal fins, and some of those had iridescent scales. I'm going to have to separate by size soon cause the biggest ones are almost large enough to eat the smallest!
 

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Yesterday while cleaning the baby tank I discovered some empty bladder snail shells. I think the biggest babies are having some escargot on the side!
 

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Getting so big! These guys are going to be so pretty. I wonder if they will get that black edge on their tails like the parents. I really don’t see a lot of yellow betta so this is an exciting spawn to watch 💜
 

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Getting so big! These guys are going to be so pretty. I wonder if they will get that black edge on their tails like the parents. I really don’t see a lot of yellow betta so this is an exciting spawn to watch 💜
Some of them already do! Its super exciting. Also i think i was duped when they were sold to me as dragon scale. Definitely yellow fancy startails. Their dad developed a lot of blue but he’s still gorgeous
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