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Old 11-03-2012, 06:14 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by arch aquatics View Post
if this batch goes south i would move the pair into your new 10 to give them privacy
that's exactly what I'm doing. alot of them are turning white and are getting fuzzy, and some of the good ones are disappearing. alot of the other angels are sort of "hanging around" and Bubba isnt fighting them off that much right at the moment. I filled the 10 gallon with mostly established water and I have the heater getting the temp right. I know this wasnt gonna be 100% success, but I'm ready for next time.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:05 PM   #17
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feed them good for a week...place a piece of slate in with them.....do a 30% water change and watch for when they drop their tubes..pointed tube is the male...blunt tube is the female.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:30 PM   #18
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yea i've been trying to get a good glance at their tubes but couldnt really tell. I'm about to move the tube over shortly, just waiting for the water to get warmed up. I filled the tank up 80/20 with established/new water, while i'm waiting I have the sponge filter in the established tank under the filter return to get some more of the bio.

i used a turkey baster to get rid of the fuzzy white ones, i swear some of the good ones are moving a little bit....
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:50 PM   #19
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you are doing all the right steps to get this pair to become great parents

stuff them with frozen blood worms or better yet live black worms and watch the eggs fly!
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:18 PM   #20
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i've been feeding them frozen brine shrimp for the last week. next thing I know I got eggs lol
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:58 AM   #21
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i got the eggs moved over. I thought catching the parents would be a huge hassle, but it was way too easy. when i took the tube out first, mommy was a little upset because she couldnt find her kids! I have a piece of flat rock that I put in there as well so maybe they will try that next time. I also have a sponge filter in there as well.

I like that this tank has an LED light with the blue lights so they wont be in total darkness.



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Old 11-04-2012, 06:13 AM   #22
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nice looking pair PC...
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:28 AM   #23
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once they lay leave the light burn 24/7 until you move them out from the fry
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:53 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
nice looking pair PC...
thank you. the stripes (Stumpy) I got as a tiny. I'm interested to see if any of the fry will carry her stumps. I dont know if that was genetics or happened as she grew up before I got her
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #25
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well it looks like this batch was a fail. I'm not discouraged at all. I'm keeping them fed with some frozen brine shrimp and waiting for them to do it again
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:22 AM   #26
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short ventral fins is often a result of inbreeding......you are crossing her out to an unrelated fish....you may get a few stumps , but very few..
don't just feed them frozen brine...they still need a good varied diet...veggie flake and other stuff..
best of luck kid..
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:25 PM   #27
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What i've been doing to vary the diet is feed them flakes in the day before work, then brine when I get home. I have my mom feeding her greedy fish some frozen krill, I may try that and see if my fishies like it

as far as her ventral fins, they arent just short, they are just stumps, and her side fins are too. been like that since I got her as a teeny weeny. Naming her Stumpy was the only right thing to do lol
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:38 AM   #28
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more then likely ammonia burn from when it was very young

i had a female once upon a time that was like that but had the best question mark on her side in jet black against a g/g body

all her babies were just fine but she never recovered or grew fins back

that is nurture over nature

her life as a fry was not so good and got her fins burnt off but her life as an adult was a fat and happy one!

And i never did get a baby with that question mark on its side like momma!
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:47 PM   #29
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i cant wait for them to spawn again. I'm also thinking about getting a pair of convicts and breeding them. I might know someone who will take my guppies so I'll have somewhere for them. found a new LFS that I like and they have a pair with a brood and now I want them!
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:22 PM   #30
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i just got home from work and I'm giddy with excitement. Stumpy is laying eggs!
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