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post #211 of 266 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Update 30-Dec-2012

All babes present and accounted for. Colored up very nicely and remain extremely active. These guys took a little longer to hit the zucchini but now have learned its a good nummy num. They aren't so skittish now when I walk by as well. Scrapped some GSA off the front glass and will be recharging the CO2 tomorrow. Think it may be safe (snail wise) to but the Subwassertang wall back into place.
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Update 31-Dec-2012

Might by my last update for 2012....we'll see.

Just went down to dose the ferts in the tanks today and walked in on a potential spawn. Crap! I walked past a breeder to get to another tank and I was opening the lid, I caught the two doing the dance in the tank. I very carefully and slowly dosed both of those tanks and then low crawled away from that area.

Good thing I don't have a live cam on that tank like I planned. Woulda been funny to see that.

Finished dosing and started a little mainenance on the Cocama tank. There's a male and a female hanging out together. This tank is in dissarray as I'm doing a big TDS clearing and rescaping. But I haven't noticed a male and female hanging out in a while. My only problem with these guys is that I have (6) guys to (1) lady. I need to get a couple more gals in here.
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Finished dosing and started a little mainenance on the Cocama tank. There's a male and a female hanging out together. This tank is in dissarray as I'm doing a big TDS clearing and rescaping. But I haven't noticed a male and female hanging out in a while. My only problem with these guys is that I have (6) guys to (1) lady. I need to get a couple more gals in here.
Have you tried to get just females from any fish sellers?

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Have you tried to get just females from any fish sellers?
I've asked a few different people. Hard to sex them when young.
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Glad someone's making progress on breeding these fish!

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post #217 of 266 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Just went down and did a stealth peek in on the tank and confirmed that it was in deed a spawn. I could only see the Bacopa area and there are quite a few eggs in there. I'll get a better look tomorrow and see what's in the whole tank. Great way to end and begin a year.
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Update 01-Jan-2013

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Went and checked on the spawn from yesterday. Pretty nice numbers. I found a total of (51) eggs this morning best I could tell. Pretty much even split between the Bacopa and Crypt jungle this time with 23 and 26 respectively. Found (2) isolated on a different plant.

Here's a couple shots of the new (not quite ready) arrivals:




And here's a shot of one of the older siblings:


Guess it will be a bit longer before I put the Sub wall back in.
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I wanna see! Considering it's the only moss I can grow I've been debating on doing a wall. I would love to see how it looks.

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I wanna see! Considering it's the only moss I can grow I've been debating on doing a wall. I would love to see how it looks.
Here's an older tank shot that shows the way. Back left corner.
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post #221 of 266 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Update 02-Jan-2013

And we have a hatching today. A double hatching actually. The Otos hatched out and a mama green shrimp also hatched her young uns.

I was able to visibly count (29) newly hatched fry guys. Here's a couple of shots for ya:



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Update 03-Jan-2013

Got home a bit late today but was able to get a quick check of the tank before the lights went out. I was able to find (41) wigglers during my quick scan. I went and began feeding as well. Some of these guys look like they are gonna grow pretty fast by the size of them. Adding new zucchini as well for the others.

Snapped some pics but they are all pretty crappy. Didn't get the opportunity to do a do over today.

One interesting thing going on with the tank now is the appearance of BBA. Not really sure why this has cropped up as the lighting, ferts and CO2 haven't changed. Have to think on this one for a bit.
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Overpopulation or overfeeding perhaps?

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This is so cool. I hope to see more people able to breed little ottos, they are some of my favorite fish, I refer to mine as little algae sharks.

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Congrats! They are so cute

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