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post #61 of 78 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 07:26 PM
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I use a net and a drumstick to round up my fish. I just hold the net still and use the drumstick to guide them towards the net. Works pretty good but still requires lots of patience
HAHA I did the net and chop stick just yesterday to my 3 weeks old batch
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post #62 of 78 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 10:08 AM
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I thought all of mine had died as I didn't see them anymore....turns out about 10 of them (3 weeks old now) are happily living and growing good in the moss/plants at one side of the tank. The parents have laid another load of eggs, but this time I took them out to hatch myself, give them a break.

They are such good parents, but lose interest around 7 days of trying to keep babies in one spot, especially at night. Ive seen them wake up and frantically go searching for babies who are all over the tank!

Im leaving the 3 week olds in the tank until I get my 30 gallon up and ready for them, then I can see if I can catch them which I doubt

Im still trying to get my Electric blues to breed, they laid eggs once, but I don't think they got fertilized, thinking of starting a tank for one pair each to see if that will make a difference as they are sharing a 20 gallon long heavily planted for now. I know they are still all alive as I see them for breakfast each morning.

Keep us posted with the pics on the babies as they grow.
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post #64 of 78 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry, I fell off the planet with work stuff and travel. The fry are now beginning to spawn in the grow out tank (found two pairs with eggs last night). I'm hosting a “first come, first served” give away this Sunday at my house. They gotta GO!!!! Will probably keep a couple of pairs for myself.
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Great job...now you know you've done it when you've managed to raise the fry to adults and get them to spawn too.

I got a surprise in my juvie tank...I have 5 youngsters that are showing some spectacular colors, and today I was able to grab a pic of one of them showing off....these are offspring of German Blue Diamond longfins that Matt and Mark breed.

here's my special one.....an EBR!


I was told they are a cross of EBR/Golds/GBRs, but this one came out of the blue so to speak I am just thrilled with the quality of my brood.
Now some of the last babies from my male longfin are starting to show this electric blue color too....can't wait to see what's coming out of the pot with this lot (I have 20+ of them)
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Oooooooooooooooooo, those are pretty. I got rid of 30 fry over the weekend. I still have maybe 4 nice pair and a dozen greyish runts.
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Aaaaaaaand, they're spawning...got to see the whole thing as they've chosen the rock at the front of the tank. So it's entirely possible I will have more to give away in a couple of months (will report in). Have given away 40 from the last spawn. Still have 3 nice pairs. The grey ones do also appear to be coloring up and blossoming as the tank becomes less crowded. Maybe I should set up the 40G breeder in my basement, LOL!


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Real neat! They both look great and have great color. Good luck with this spawn.
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Just removed the female as I could see they were already sparring over who got to guard the eggs (and he killed the last female).
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I've noticed less dominant males tend to be very pale looking until you place them in their own tank, then they color up really nicely. You are definitely doing something right.

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He was hunkered down over his eggs this morning. Charged the glass when I passed by the tank. Guess I better put some bring shrimp eggs in the hatchery ...
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Today's report is that some of the juvies I gave away are already spawning in other people's tanks! I gave three pairs to a local teacher who has them in his classroom. It will be so cool if the kids get to watch the parents raise them!
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I have wigglers! They're hard to see, but he's keeping them in a hole in the rock. I also have two new spawns in the grow out tank. No idea how that will go since there are still 8-10 juvies in there.

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cool!

my eggs never make it past night 3
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post #75 of 78 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 10:17 AM
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Congratulations on your new spawn....get those vinegar eels ready! I could not get my freeswimmers to eat microworms or brine shrimp, so resorted (with advice from Matt) to vinegar eels....smaller than mw and last longer in the water column (they didn't seem to be able to see the mw or bbs after they ended up on the bottom)

That did the trick, once they realized these wiggly things were for eating, they ate the bbs/mw and vinegar eels without any problems.

Now they are growing out in my 35 gallon and colors are showing every day...here is a pic of my oldest pair....brother and sister from the parents I got from Matt.


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