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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2010.10.19(Tue)8:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't decided to be honest, I'd start another tank in a second but I don't think I have the room to fit one, particularly one that would hold 40 odd fish. Would be stunning in a large enough tank though, they shoal really well if there is enough space.
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PostPosted: 2010.10.21(Thu)18:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 week in and they're still tiny - largest is about 5 mm in length now up from about 2-3 mm at the beginning of the free swimming stage.

Still too small to move onto larger foods, still smaller than newly hatched spotted blue-eye fry. Continuing to feed with egg and/or Sera Micron 4-5 times & changing 50% water a day through the adult tank.



Bad news though, lost an adult somehow from the main tank. Sad Could not find any remains at all, in the tank or anywhere around it.
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PostPosted: 2010.10.22(Fri)1:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're more visible now, though! I love the the big black dots that are their eyes... XD

Sad day about the missing adult, though! :/ I'd get nervous if I couldn't find it anywhere, because that means I either missed it on the floor and its going to start to stink or I'm going to step on it... Ewww.
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PostPosted: 2010.10.22(Fri)11:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have shrimp in that tank that could explain it. I looked in my tank one night to find a dead shrimp Sad but I woke in the morning to find it gone with shrimp with full bellys Cool
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PostPosted: 2010.10.22(Fri)12:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have *a* shrimp in the tank, it's a juvenile RCS female that I'm trying to make a giant. Laughing I don't think it's going to eat a fish 4x it's size in a day though.
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PostPosted: 2010.10.23(Sat)11:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

unissuh wrote:
I have *a* shrimp in the tank, it's a juvenile RCS female that I'm trying to make a giant. Laughing I don't think it's going to eat a fish 4x it's size in a day though.



Ahh....I wonder what happened...
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PostPosted: 2010.11.02(Tue)17:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, had another spawning...little fry swimming in the main tank again today. Nowhere to put them, might just let them be in the main tank to see what the survival rate is like.

I swapped over to vinegar eels on around day 8-9, I think it was too late as some of the fry were dropping off, probably about 50% total. Egg and Sera Micron probably wasn't enough to keep them going for more than about a week. Moved onto microworms on day ~12 and now the largest few are taking BBS.



If you look right in the middle of the picture, theres a new born fry there that looks much like a speck of dust. The rest are the fry from the first batch (~2.5 weeks old now) at probably about 1 cm long.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.03(Wed)0:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your fish must be pretty happy in their tank!! Very Happy

Its amazing how quickly the little guys grow!
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PostPosted: 2010.11.03(Wed)3:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frozen cyclops make a good alternative to BBS.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.03(Wed)7:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freezer space is limited in my house. Very Happy I managed to squeeze in a few small containers of BS eggs for long term storage but I don't think I'm going to be able to fit much more in there (and my family object to "frozen bugs" being kept in there).

EDIT: Fry @ 3 weeks - starting to look a little bit like parents.

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