OK I put my BKK in the breeders box and a couple of days ago she was hugely berried, then yesterday I noticed she wasn't anymore, so thought OK start looking for baby BKKs...I figured they were going to be mostly black as all the eggs were black.
I searched that breeders box back to front and top to bottom with light and magnifier, and NO babies anywhere. They could not escape thru the grate as I have filter foam behind the grate and they would not get thru that too small holes.
So I am led to believe she may have had them during the night and made a snack of them, or they just didn't survive and she and the snail ate them up.
I have her back in the main tank now so hopefully she will get berried again soon. Still have the CWB and BB and Snow white to go yet, but I was sooooo looking forward to baby BKKs.
Yay....I was just looking in the tank right now about to empty out the breeder box and saw something move....got the magnifier out and would you believe it....a tiny and I mean tiny blue panda....here I was looking for black shrimps and forgot that some of the BKK are born blue and then change to black.
If there is one, there could be more, so I put in an airstone and small moss ball and some earthworm powder for the baby/s to eat.
I bought a big bag of it at a fish auction. Don't know the make, no name on the bag, but I have fed it to my Tibee and CRS babies from birth and all are growing extremely well...didn't lose any of them. Great stuff.
I mix it with water from the tank, then squirt it in with a tiny syringe, not a lot at a time. I sometimes add gravidas to the mix and mix it well then squirt that in. Female berried shrimps like it too.
i thought that was earthworm food... for earthworm breeding..lol
it's the only "worm powder" i can think of... 12% crude protein, 1% fat 6% fiber.. consists of: grain products, plant protein products, animal protein products, grain by products, calcium carbonate and dicalcium phosphate...