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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-13-2019, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, but it was really very little effort. I just picked a few pretty ones and bred them every year for a long while.

Just FYI for anyone watching, the fish on the still shot at the beginning are regular fish, not mine! Mine make an appearance towards the end.
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The long fin ones are yours. Great job selecting them.
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I watched her video and thought they looked like yours, didn't realise they were! Amazing the colour difference when you see the two types on camera.
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Nice pictures, but I prefer the naturally colored white clouds.
Naturally colored?

These are naturally colored.



Gorgeous fish.

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Rachel O'Leary got the shipment and did a video. Pretty cool to see my fish on TV!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrklZYD3bbw
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Excellent!
Yeah, I'm really glad Rachel got some and will be working with the line. She has been a gem of a lady in our interactions as well. Interestingly, the shrimp guy (who will go unnamed) dropped communication after showing interest in a trade. So I have a pretty ridiculous amount of adults at the moment, which are not nearly as easy to ship. These are 2.5" fish and super active and high metabolism. I may make a trek to the next Charlotte auction assuming they are still doing those. Hardest part is, I just want shrimp and a few plants and everybody seems to want to trade fish.
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Very cool to be part of that video, well done. Too bad there is not an easier way for you to share these fish, they are absolutely beautiful!
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Stunning WCM, Blue Ridge.

Until recently I lived in the VA mountains and years ago overwintered a few WCM outside in a below grade rain barrel. Tough fish.

I've been thinking on a fish breeding program to explore with my grand daughters(5&3) next spring.
I'll be moving next door to them so, super convenient.
It would a privilege to expand your Blue Ridge Reds line if you have and can part with a breeding school then.

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By all means hit me up. I'm just glad they'll be kept going.
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Getting a very late start this year, but I wanted more manageable numbers. Picked out my best 2.3 adults and moved them to the pond yesterday. Looking forward to growing their babies out.
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How wonderful! Goodluck in the breeding.

I did notice two of my female WCM being more green than the rest of the school. As well as one of my males having yellow fintips vs white fintips.

Unfortunately I'm not sure why this happens but in my pond almost 80% of the time after the females spawn they just stop eating and die. Am I doing something wrong on my end?
They live in an uncrowded 200 Gallon pond. Cycled and all.
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I average about 4 years on white clouds as longevity goes. They certainly shouldn't die after spawning. My only guess would be too warm of temps. One summer I lost every adult in the pond during a particularly bad heat wave. The babies seemed to be more tolerant of it, though I may have lost some of those as well at least a lot of them survived.

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I am thinking it's the water temperature as well. The high gets around 80 in the afternoon and coolest is 74 at night.

As long as they do not spawn they seem happy. But the moment they start spawning, my females do not recover from the hectic chasing and mating ritual they have going on.
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