Time available and some not so nice tanking experiences have had me not updating the journals but events on the brighter side I thought I'd share.
3 pairs of angelfish have called my 110g home for some months along with my LFABN breeders. With the adult Ancistrus and
other pairs present spawns haven't lasted much past three days (go figure).
This pair has claimed center tank for several months and the amazon swords planted there.
Imagine my surprise six days after a spawn occurred the end of January (and disappeared) when I discovered a wiggler group being fiercely defended by exhausted parents.
While the parents had developed enough skills to protect them from they're tank mates they couldn't stop the giant. I stole the fry clutch. While harvesting those angel fry I realized after months of not spawning my BN's had a tended group in the log,,,, so I stole those kids too.
Back in the baby business
The 5g fry tank has a sponge filter, heater and free floating water sprite. The roots are a great anchorage point for wigglers and the rapid growing plant strips the water of any produced ammonia.
2/9/2013 (angelfish 2nd day free swimming).
2/16/2013 I think the photos show the plants have almost doubled in trailing root size and the Koi fry are developing fins. The baby BN's do a fantastic job of vacuuming up any missed BBS and have moved up to eating zucchini and algae wafers.
happy to have babies again!