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Old 05-24-2006, 06:55 AM   #16
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Awesome project and pictures!
I will be following this thread.
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Old 05-24-2006, 07:13 AM   #17
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cool pics, reminds me when my piranhas had babies
good luck!
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:48 PM   #18
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I love your journals...keep them coming!
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:06 PM   #19
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good luck with this!!

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Old 05-25-2006, 05:45 AM   #20
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Day 4's development. (5/22/2006) You can now see the fry's pectoral fins! Also, by using the handy dandy ruler scaled to size, it seems that the fry has grown from 1/8" the first day to 3/16" on day 4.

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Old 05-25-2006, 05:59 AM   #21
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Day 5: 5/23/2006 - It's getting harder to photograph the fry as they no longer just sit on the bottom. Yolk sack appears to be pretty much gone, and as a result, I fed them some mini microworms, just in case. Unfortunately, I did not witness them trying to eat at all. Perhaps they're not quite ready yet.





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Old 05-25-2006, 06:06 AM   #22
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this has become my faverot thread. By far the most detailed documentation of Tetra breeding I've ever seen. Great job!
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:25 AM   #23
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Great thread. Subscribed as well. I look forward to your successes.

What live foods are you feeding the parents?

Oh ... another benefit of peat is that the acid keeps fungus from devouring the eggs.
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Old 05-25-2006, 01:21 PM   #24
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Too cool! Hope you fare as well with your cardinal project as you have with the glowlights.
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Old 05-25-2006, 03:29 PM   #25
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Feed them some infusoria, they can definitely eat that. Keep up the good work!
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Great thread, pictures, and details!

I'm curious how much water you replace in the little vial?
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This is a fantastic thread on a subject that I have been interested in for a very long time. From everything that I have read it is a challenge to get these fish to lay eggs in the first place. The really difficult part (or so I've heard) is growing the fry out, particularly in the case of cardinals. People that I have spoken to on the subject have told me that their method of growing them out is by putting them in a baby pool or something similar outside, where there is ample phytoplankton from the copius amount of sunlight. Can't wait to see how this develops.

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Old 05-25-2006, 09:12 PM   #28
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Feed them some infusoria, they can definitely eat that. Keep up the good work!
This is a good suggestion. Just get some fish water in a jar and put it outside until it turns to green water. Then feed the fry green water using a dropper.
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I have Buenos Aires tetras in a 150 w/a bunch of cichlids, and those suckers spawn 3 or 4 times a year. Stick the eggs all over the plastic plants. It's a total feeding frenzy! If I ever change the tank again, It will be a breeder for them.
Great thread, reminds me of koi/goldfish breeding threads.
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First of all, thanks to everyone for the continued support and enthusiasm! It's greatly appreciated. Keep those suggestions coming!

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What live foods are you feeding the parents?

Oh ... another benefit of peat is that the acid keeps fungus from devouring the eggs.
For foods, I'm feeding the parents a combination of the following: Hikari Freeze Dried Daphnia, Beef Heart Flakes, Multi Flake, Hikari Freeze Dried Blood Worms, Live Grindal Worms, and finally Live mosquito larva which had been laid in one of my fishless tanks by a rogue mosquito!

Very good point on the peat moss and fungus! Yet another great benefit!


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Too cool! Hope you fare as well with your cardinal project as you have with the glowlights.
Me too! I'm not out of the woods yet with the glowlight rearing though. Let's hope my luck keeps up.

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I'm curious how much water you replace in the little vial?
So far I haven't replaced any, and I'm a little worried about that step when the time comes. I'll just add a little at a time and hope for the best.


hooha, cannonj22, AaronT: Hmm... You guys have me a little worried about the infusoria. I had chosen not to make up a batch of infusoria a few days ago based on the size of the fry. It looks to me like they could take mini microworms, yet I've not seen them eat yet to this day. (Currently Day 7) They could be eating when I'm not watching though. Maybe I should have made some anyway as a precaution...

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