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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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So, I found out that they're not actually wild caught... Didn't think they were.
On a good note, he's been holding for 16 days! So I'm separating the female today and then it is just a game of waiting...
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post #32 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 08:56 PM
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post #33 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Got 32 fry! Really happy caught them all and am feeding on microworms in morning (once) then brine for the rest of the day (3-4). I'll keep you posted!
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post #34 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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The total has gone up to 35, I found a couple here and there in the tank. They are really cute! Eating anything they can and all have little stripes. Can't wait for them to get bigger!
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post #35 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Final number is 33. Two died, they were weaker ones. The rest are about 2cm now and look really good! They're all readily eating ground pellets with daily siphoning and water changes. Really happy with progress
The parents bred earlier but the male didn't hold. I think the water was too alkaline. I hope for another spawn soon!
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post #36 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 02:12 PM
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Where are the pics?
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post #37 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Haha. They're coming. I'm getting a new camera soon so when I get that I'll put pics up. Shouldn't be long!
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post #38 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 02:42 AM
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Nice job, can't wait to see pics of the little ones

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post #39 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 05:25 AM
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Are any of the little ones available for sale?
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post #40 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-22-2014, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Been a really long time since I posted on here. Thought I may as well put some pics up for you all to see. Unfortunately binbin9, I live in Australia so can only sell to Australians. Currently I have 5 breeding macrostoma, 4 females which all are from different bloodlines and a male which is sibling to one of the 4 females. I would like a couple more males so hopefully I can get a few from the offspring.

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The tank they first spawned in years ago, blurry pic of the little bubs, dad and then the juvies once they git colour and were sold.














Lastly, a sub-adult pair I got sparring (unfortunately I no longer have the male).






Hope you enjoy
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