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post #109 of (permalink) Old 07-27-2017, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by clownplanted View Post
My first berried one is the biggest one. She is loaded with eggs. The other two are not as full of eggs but still pretty good. Have yet to see the 4th but assume so as The males have slowed down so maybe one got to her? Still all new to me so not sure. That's cool that they came from the same mom. She sure has helped to expand the species that's for sure [emoji16]. Make sure and tell her myself and her offspring all said hi and thank you lol. She has now started and kept going many colonies. Pretty cool. Will try and see if I can spot the newest one later on.

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Yeah, the bigger ones were a different group. I think there were at least 3 generations I sent. There were three that all had given birth right around the same time, so hopefully you got a decent mix of genes. The goal is to not inbreed too much, and that's why every year or two you'll want to add more from another stock.

When that time comes, I'd recommend setting up a new tank, breed them, then move the babies into your existing, then tear down / reuse the new tank. Helps prevent diseases and also gets healthier stock into your colony. Takes longer, but totally worth it.

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