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Old 05-24-2013, 02:07 PM   #16
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Hi Betta Maniac, are your blue ram in a species only tank?
Yes. I bought a pair and put them into a 17G by themselves.

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Though one pair has spawned three times in the past three weeks, the eggs have disappeared each time on day three.
Day 3 is about when the eggs hatch into "wigglers". I wish had actual advice to give you, but my brood was pure, dumb luck.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #17
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I am very jealous, mine made it a week with the parents before gobble gobble said the father..
Oh, that sucks! I wonder why? At that point they're free swimming and he should be herding and guarding them.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:31 PM   #18
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Today the larger fry began tearing into the live black worms I feed the adult. They just went to town on them. Guess I'll need to increase the number of those I drop in the tank at feeding time.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:50 PM   #19
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Great progress. More pics!
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:18 PM   #20
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More of my terrible pics, LOL! There will be more on Thursday or Friday when they're 5 weeks old.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:09 PM   #21
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Just found this thread. Are they still alive? My fry are 7 days old now. Not swimming too much. I would love to read more updates if you have them!
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:15 PM   #22
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They're five weeks old today and really starting to look like FISH! I'm still feeding BBS and earthworm powder, but have also started to feed frozen daphnia which they seem to really like.

One thing that is very interesting is the range of sizes among the fry. The largest ones are at least 4x as big as a the smallest ones.

In this shot you can actually SEE the fry:


And here's a shot of dad, who I just think is beautiful:
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:30 PM   #23
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Nice! He is beautiful!
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:24 PM   #24
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Let us know when they need a home! I think I can find a place for a 20 L or a 29 around here somewhere for a pair of them!
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They even look likem little rams now! Congrats! How often are you feeding?
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I'm feeding at least twice a day, but often three times: before I go to work, when I get home, right before the lights go out. I actually changed the schedule of the lights (turning them off mid-day) to accommodate that third feed.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:05 PM   #27
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Let us know when they need a home! I think I can find a place for a 20 L or a 29 around here somewhere for a pair of them!
I'll have to look into shipping supplies. It's not something I've ever done before. I was honestly planning on just trading them with my LFS, but if people want to pay for shipping, I can certainly send some out (summer shipping might be a problem though).
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:06 PM   #28
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Nice! He is beautiful!
He's exceptionally colorful. The female was too. I'm really sorry to have lost her. I'm going to have to look into getting another one and seeing if they'll bond.
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I would love a pair of them for my 30g I miss having rams
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They look so great! My fry just got eaten by my stupid tetras the other day. I gotta move out the tetras to my 12 gallon.
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