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Fergus

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  1. These guys are cruising along nicely, now almost 2 weeks old. They are sneaky little buggers though, hanging out under the filter where i can't get a decent pick of them LOL They do have nice caudals developing and i can just see a little hump of the dorsal beginning to develop on the bigger fry. Largest would be around 6mm in length now. I have managed to count at least 20 at one time, which means there's at least double that in there LOL

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  2. :) At least you got eggs. I have sibs of theirs and my boy "Jacob" is sure i only put the girl fish in the tank with him so he can beat the hell out of them. I've tried spawning them 3 times now.... he gets one more try then will be relegated to "pretty pet fish" LOL


  3. I first attempted an F1 spawn between a Black Copper pair but when they refused to get it on again after making a snack of their first spawn of eggs, i took out the coppers and popped these 2 into the spawn tank and they were at it within 5 minutes! They had quite a few attempts at wrapping before they got the hang of it, but they have produced a small spawn of eggs. Maybe they would have continued but i spotted them eating eggs and decided a small spawn was better than no spawn.

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    All the eggs produced in the first spawn fungused after i removed the parents. So i put them back in together about 2 days later and the day before yesterday i spotted a clutch of eggs in the nest and fished out the female. This morning i checked the tank and couldn't see anything and figured he had eaten them again :) Then this afternoon i checked again to make sure i wasn't missing them and we have free swimming babies!!! I must have spotted the eggs just before they hatched - luckily there's plenty of plants and life in the tank! I fished out Dad and popped in some VE. As per usual i cannot tell how many are in there, but i spotted about 10 having a quick look. If you look hard you can see a couple of babies in the centre of this shot, and another to the right.

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    So....

    Parents introduced 23-1-10

    Spawned 23-1-10

    Parents re-introduced 26-1-10

    Eggs spotted & mum removed 28-1-10

    Free Swimming Fry & dad removed 29-1-10

    Tomorrow 30-1-10 is the full moon so i have another successful spawn just before full moon.


  4. Just thought i'd share a couple of pics of the new juvvies i have...

    One of 3 BN babies, about 15mm in length

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    Juvvie fry... Lavender HMs, Platnium HMPK, Orange Metallic HMPK

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    The largest of the Platniums

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    Juvvie Tank

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  5. Well after a promising spawn, the coppers ate the lot and then decided they didn't want to know each other. TYPICAL!

    So these 2 were in my new BN tank with another 2 girls (just randomly placed before they were able to be sexed) and i spotted them... he displaying and trying to build a bubble nest - futile really, with the sponge filter running at full speed - and she all barred up and nudging him.

    So i took out the coppers and popped these 2 into the spawn tank and they were at it within 5 minutes! They had quite a few attempts at wrapping before they got the hang of it, but they have produced a small spawn of eggs. Maybe they would have continued but i spotted them eating eggs and decided a small spawn was better than no spawn.

    If they hatch ok - should be tomorrow - i'll start a spawn log for them.

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