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post #166 of 266 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 01:24 PM
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wow this great!! I wish mine would breed. Im definitely interested when its time for them to find a new home. I need more!!!!
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post #167 of 266 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well....you're in luck as now is the time.
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post #168 of 266 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 05:37 PM
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Been a spell since I've updated. Time for the younguns to move out. In the process of moving them and finding new homes. Did a partial trim on their tank. Think I overly hacked the aquatic Kudzoo (Subwassertang). I didn't feel like removing the wall this time to trim it. It's not too bad but.....
pics or it never happened
some of those glorious breeders of yours would be nice too, lol
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post #169 of 266 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Pics os what? The wee ones? The trim? Not done with that part as yet but i'll snap some tomorrow.
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Nice shot! Looks like they will be nice and comfy there. Glad they are doing well for ya.
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post #172 of 266 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 05:44 AM
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James I'm sorry to highjack your thread but I want to ask you about my Oto, I think it's a Otocinclus vitattus but it's so fat and on top of that it has a big bump like a belly button near the bottom of it stomach? Here a small photo and a link to the original photo which is much larger, what do you think?

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Mercy that's a big belly! She'll either drop them or reabsorb the unfertilized eggs if there is no mating. Another slight possibility is that the eggs continue develop and increase in mass which would cause health issues and ultimately death.
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post #174 of 266 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 03:31 PM
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Been a spell since I've updated. Time for the younguns to move out. In the process of moving them and finding new homes. Did a partial trim on their tank.
I'd be interested in some if you still got a few that need homes ... I'm not sure where you are in VA, but if you are in the NOVA .... let me know.
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Mercy that's a big belly! She'll either drop them or reabsorb the unfertilized eggs if there is no mating. Another slight possibility is that the eggs continue develop and increase in mass which would cause health issues and ultimately death.
I have some massively egg bound danios that have been that way for months and seem to be OK so far.

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I'd be interested in some if you still got a few that need homes ... I'm not sure where you are in VA, but if you are in the NOVA .... let me know.

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Mercy that's a big belly! She'll either drop them or reabsorb the unfertilized eggs if there is no mating. Another slight possibility is that the eggs continue develop and increase in mass which would cause health issues and ultimately death.
Thanks for the reply, I have a few fatty's like her but I'm sure there are some males or at least I think they are, they are small and look as if the never grew any over the past year. I accidentally added some cold water (70 degrees) to the tank yesterday so maybe that will trigger a spawn. You have always done well in breeding Oto's what's the secret?
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You have always done well in breeding Oto's what's the secret?
Ancient chinese secret.
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Update: 13-May-2012

Good news! Good news!

Routine maintence today in all the tanks. Using my typical method of a drip line to add the water back into the tanks one gallon at a time. Just went down to check the jugs and replace the empties. A look in the Macrosphilus tank and ..... drum roll please ..... Houston ... we have a spawn in progress!! YaY!

The bad part though, most of the eggs I saw are not viable. Very typical with a first spawn though. Finally a break through for these guys. Now all eyes are on these guys to see the progression. Get the routine down and hopefully we'll be good to go.
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awesome now if only the cocama would take a hint and get busy too
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