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post #61 of 97 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 03:20 PM
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I was in the tank this morning shuffling some things around (one of the rocks had shifted and was sitting on the lower leaves of my alternanthera reineckii.) When I picked it up to move it I discovered the pair trying to spawn again.

they will do this until the day they die, or until you get a CPO and he steals all the good spawning caves. not that i did that or anything lol.

congrats on all the fry! thats most excellent. i have lost a few after the week point. but i don't think you will lose any. if your camera can i'd love to see the little guys.

a couple teasers for you
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Eggs next to an exacto knife for scale


Eggs and fry

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aww that is awesome! great photos!

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Thanks! I'll try to get updated photos this week..
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Nice!

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Got some shots of the fry with my iPhone today. They turn 2wks today. I should make them a brine shrimp cake or something.

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As Spawn1 hit the three week mark I collected some of Spawn3. Just like with the first spawn, I carefully removed most of the eggs with the back of an exacto knife blade and placed them in a net breeder in the tank they've been spawned in. I leave some eggs behind for the male to keep watch over. It might not be necessary, but it's what I do. I expect Spawn3 to hatch within 24 hours.

Once they hatch, I'll carefully siphon them out and move them to the fry tank where they can spend a month or two getting big enough to eat something bigger than bbs.

I might move the female out of the tank after this to give the male a break from keeping eggs.
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Took this video last night. Gudgeon fry eating bbs.

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Got some shots of the July 5th hatching group this morning. They've got all their fins fully developed and you can really see their tail spot. Friday 8/9 will be the 5 wk mark, and just about halfway to being able to sex them.

For those that were looking for gudgeons check back in October.

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bottom right is gonna be a female :-)

ime most of my survivors are male.

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bottom right is gonna be a female :-)

ime most of my survivors are male.
Yeah these buggers are too small and fast for me to sex, but the photos made me think I could sex them. Thanks!
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I know where I'll be looking when I am ready to get mine...should be all ready and cycled by October (knock on wood)!
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