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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, I'll check when I get home.
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post #32 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 02:25 AM
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The first bites are pretty small, so hopefully they are getting some of it. How often are you feeding?
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Infusoria 2-3 times a day and first bites once. I'm watching the water quality to see if I can feed the first bites more often.
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Having snails in the tank to eat the leftovers could help. This is where you would welcome snails and the would bring protozoans along to feed the fry. A ball of moss will help grow the protozoans in the tank too.

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Very nice job - post pics when they're big enough.
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Pictures!!! I apologize for my lack of talent with a camera. It also didn't help that the female kept hiding every time I pulled out the camera.
I had a really tough time with the fry because they are just so fast, but you get the general idea. They look like tiny tadpoles.

Dad:


Mom:


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mistergreen, thanks for the advice. I added a Nerite to the fry tank. Think they're ready for microworms, or not yet?
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wow congrats your a grandpa to about 700 new baby fry LOL congrats though really
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post #39 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 03:02 AM
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mistergreen, thanks for the advice. I added a Nerite to the fry tank. Think they're ready for microworms, or not yet?
It looks like they're ready Microworms.


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I know it's been a while, but here are the two fish I kept from this spawn:

Female 1


Female 2


Female 2 looks a lot like her mom and female 1 looks like her dad. Since female 2 has the pronounced horizontal stripe I like so much, I'm going to try and breed her first. Here's the potential mate:


I posted here about their size difference. Hopefully, it won't be a problem. If it is, I'll just try a different male. Wish me luck!

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