|10-26-2012 02:29 PM|
Having fish spawn is something I expect in my tanks at this point in my hobby life. What surprised me is when fry survive with so many threats present. When I bred cichlids my goal 90%+ survival rate. Funny, now I'm excited about a sole surviver. She does fit in well with my Darwinian approach to my tanks.
|10-25-2012 10:01 PM|
|10-25-2012 09:59 PM|
|HighDesert||She's so pretty!|
|10-25-2012 03:41 AM|
Finnally she's big & bold enough for open water.
|10-23-2012 11:45 PM|
I am sitting here enjoying this happy story and the thought occurred to me that most of us probably maintain tanks that induce spawning and I'll bet that quite a few of us never even know it is happening or has happened.
I noticed my 3 white cloud minnows acting strangely one day and 2-3 weeks later sure enough a very tiny minnow is sighted. Lots of shrimp in that tank so maybe it is happening all the time and this one got lucky - who knows?
Anyhow, this kind of surprise is a huge reason to have densely planted tanks. We deserve it.
|10-23-2012 05:18 PM|
|10-22-2012 02:09 PM|
I saw the baby again last night. It's getting a bit thicker, easier to spot. Still hiding around thick cover of the Taiwan moss on the driftwood and tangles of Java roots. But the little guy/gal is getting a little more bolder.
Both of the females are getting gravid again. I'll be adding more Taiwan boss to the Crypt patches to hop full provide a spot for a few eggs to develop.
|10-11-2012 02:21 PM|
|10-11-2012 02:04 PM|
The old school way to breed barbs was a bare tank with the bottom covered with marbles, or round stones marble size. The female(s) were placed in and conditioned with lots of food & w/c until they were gravid. Then the boys were added. After they spawn the adults are pulled out. Filtration was a sponge filter.
|10-11-2012 01:53 PM|
|shloken38||Awesome.....gives me hope for my black skirt tetra that is about to burst!|
|10-11-2012 04:36 AM|
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|10-11-2012 04:09 AM|
|rodcuda||That's pretty cool, wonder how many more are in there? I have some baby least kilifish and they are almost impossible to find, can only spot one now and then.|
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