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post #226 of 266 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Update 10-Jan-2013

So unfortunately, I regressed a little with this lastest batch. I made a rookie mistake but was a good learning experience to add more data. Being that the spawn was mid week, I didn't do a water change but instead just made sure the tank was topped off. I had a good hatch out and at day two, I was able to count over 40 wigglers. The next day, the numbers diminished greatly with just under (20) being visible and found a few wee ones on the substrate that had passed. I immediately suspected something wrong with the tank and did the water change then.

As of today, I'm still able to visibly count around (12) wigglers. The new guys were really actively grazing yesterday when I checked them. The juvies are still do really well and continue to grow nicely. They are just about ready to move over to the holding tank.

Lesson learned. Always so a fresh water change prior to hatching.

Will have to do some plant prunning in the tank this weekend as well.
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post #227 of 266 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Update: 15-Jan-2013

Question: How do you make short work of a planned tank maintenance day?
Answer: Walk in on a spawn in progress!

Soon as I walked into the fish room to grab some jugs to fill, I caught one of the male Otos swimming off. Closer look at the tank and found a bunch of eggs in the Bacopa area. I immediately grabbed up the jugs and left the room.

I'll have to check my notes, but I think this is the first time I've had (3) spawns this close together. Now...will go back to my normal deal of a water change before they hatch which will be tomorrow afternoon.
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Wow nice! I can't believe how lucky you are.

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He detailed exactly how he does everything.

I don't know what more of a secret he could divulge. Read the whole thing! Worth the hour.

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post #231 of 266 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 04:38 AM
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I love following this.

Congrats on the back-to-back spawns!
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post #232 of 266 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 05:24 AM
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He detailed exactly how he does everything.

I don't know what more of a secret he could divulge. Read the whole thing! Worth the hour.
It's a joke bone head, plus the comment was not directed at you so it's pretty presumptuous to reply for someone else and on their thread with a comment like that?
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Bone head huh? All he was trying to do is help out and that's how you respond? Tell the truth I didn't take it as a joke either, internet is horrible for humor just doesn't carry it across right. I think bone head is a bit strong I'd of just said "Oh I was just joking about" instead of resorting to that. Of course the bone head comment could be a joke to O.o

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I have a hard time with humor as well on the Internet.

Call it what you will -- sorry if I offended you by suggesting you read through a good read. I could read this 4X and get new info every time.

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I have a hard time with humor as well on the Internet.

Call it what you will -- sorry if I offended you by suggesting you read through a good read. I could read this 4X and get new info every time.

When people ask a question I feel I can answer, I respond.

No offense intended.
Leave it to you to annoy people :p

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Shut up bone head :P

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lol...thanks all.

After all this, I think I have unlocked the secret......Plan to do maintenance on the tank! Some how they always seem to know when I plan to go in and trim the plants. Then, they will start spawing which prevents me touching the tank.

In all honesty though, I really haven't been able to my finger on it as yet. A wide variety of parameters and conditions have been tested thus far and have yielded spawns. I've even got spawns in my holding tank. Maybe it's something in the water itself that I can not test for.

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Nice, but when are you going to tell us the secret.
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lol...thanks all.

After all this, I think I have unlocked the secret......Plan to do maintenance on the tank! Some how they always seem to know when I plan to go in and trim the plants. Then, they will start spawing which prevents me touching the tank.

In all honesty though, I really haven't been able to my finger on it as yet. A wide variety of parameters and conditions have been tested thus far and have yielded spawns. I've even got spawns in my holding tank. Maybe it's something in the water itself that I can not test for.
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Is their a particular set of parameters that you are finding greater success with? Any luck with the zebras? Sorry if these have been answered I havent followed the thread to closely.
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