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Mustard Gas OHM spawn

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Well my boyfriends imported Mustard Gas OHM pair decided to do the deed this afternoon. I put him in the tank by himself for a day, put her in a container this morning, let her out at lunch time and by 4pm they had started... and they are still going. This is the first time my boyfriend has ever spawned any kind of fish and is really excited, stood and watched the action for over an hour.

She was HUGE (still is) and there are already easy 200+ eggs :cheer:

It will be interesting to see what sort of form we get from this pair, both have stunning fins. The big plus is that there is zero fin damage or scale damage to either fish!!!

This is the pair....

The male... he's a show pony... any time the camera is near, he goes to town and there are always plenty of photos to choose from

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The female... has a better tail than what you can see in this photo

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The happy pair...

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EGGS!!!! (These are only a small selection... they are spread all over a 20cmx20cm nest

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I'll keep you updated :goodo:

Cheers

Amy

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Thanks for the great photos - congrats! SO glad MG are being bred here :cheer:

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Thanks for the kind words. Yep they are a sibling pair from Elegantbetta in Thailand.

The male hasnt eatten any of the eggs. He's moved them all to one area and it created a large lump under the bubble wrap.

I have two other pairs together at the moment but no action from them yet... just massive bubble nests. If anything happens I'll create new logs.

Cheers

Amy

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We have fry. They are only just starting to hatch at the moment. Just a few tails showing, lots of wriggling eggs still. Hes being such a good father but hes very very busy chasing eggs and fry all over the place!

On a side note, one of my other spawns was successful (only small) so hopefully there should be more fry tonight.

Cheers

Amy

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The babys are free swimming now. Lots of them in the tank. Ive left the male in there for now... just watching what he does. At the moment he just grabs any fry that swim past and tries to put them back in the nest ;)

Ive tried to get some photos but because the tank is stained with IAL its too murky to pick up any of the bubbas but I'll keep trying.

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I hope you can leave the male in there, I really find it beneficial :giggle:

Thanks for the update Amy ;).

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Well I got a new camera yesterday and after a bit of messing around I got a couple of Ok shots of the fry...

I took the male out as like Lilly... I thought I saw him eat a fry... he never spat it back out so he came out. Still LOTS of fry in the tank... all very healthy at this stage.

Ive created a website that has a log on it with the spawns that are happening here at the moment.... www.fishywoo.com

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