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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by jessie1602 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:34 pm

    How's the brood going Sarah? Got any pics for us? ^^
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    Post by sgraye on Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:40 pm

    Hi jess found 2 dead ones last night, will check my stats again later hopefully nothing to worry about, will also try and get some pics while im up there,

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    Post by jessie1602 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:44 pm


    Hi Sarah. Hopefully it's just nature weeding out the weaker ones and your water stats are fine. I hate seeing those sad little white bodies with the black eyes though, I found my first corpse for a week yesterday, gets me everytime! Can't wait to see pics of yours and your tank!!! What do you feed your fry on?
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    Post by sgraye on Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:33 pm

    One of the bodies was green, is that normal

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    Post by Storm on Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:43 pm

    Not to sure hun


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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by kel on Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:34 am

    could it be algae?

    or a hint of mettalic colouring developing?


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    Post by sgraye on Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:34 am

    Not sure kel ive tested my water and all stats are ok, slight trace of nitrate but i never get a nil reading on that one anyway it was about 20, nitrite is nil, ammonia nil, ph is about 7.4.

    Jess i am feeding them a mixture of banana worms, micro worms and bbs when i have some, what are you feeding yours
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by kel on Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:16 am

    after the first few days when I use green water i use bbs (and egg yolk if I've a bad hatch rate) until they're big enough to take powdered adult food then its dried food and bbs.

    I'll also bung daphnia in as soon as daddy is out which they will munch once they're big enough to catch them. (daphnia are a good indicator of water quality too so if they die off then I know I need to check stats)


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    Post by jessie1602 on Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:46 am

    Pics look great Sarah, from the photos it seems like you have tons of fry!!! It's awesome to see them all so close together interacting together. Mine are in a 54L tank now and so spaced out and hidden!
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by jessie1602 on Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:43 am

    Happy three week birthday to our fry!!!!

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    Post by Storm on Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:12 am

    Pictures are great Smile


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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:13 pm

    Just a quick update the fry are still doing well found another 2 dead ones (not green) yesterday when doing water changes, i also managed to siphon most of the crap off the botton they seem to be getting the idea that the pipe is not there to be inspected by them and to get out of the way,

    They are still eating well and seem more active now and are swimming about alot, when im sat watching them some of them come and seem to stare at me for ages

    How am i ever going to be able to part with them
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    Post by Chard56 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:38 am

    You have to think about all the people you are going to make happy with something that you helped into being.
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:24 am

    You are right chard, not practical to keep them all, might keep one or two though, or even 6 i can enter them into the breeders egglayers class.
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by MandyD on Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:21 am

    Always have to keep some Very Happy
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by jessie1602 on Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:06 pm

    How's things going with the babies Sarah? Any new pics? They're 4 weeks old on Wednesday!! Have you been able to do a headcount now they're bigger?
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by silverrabbit on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:32 pm

    Aww they sound amazing, yes need pics!
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    Post by sgraye on Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:15 am

    Will get some pics in the week of them, still cant count them they dont stay still long enough, i reckon 20 - 30 ish, they are doing well
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    Post by jessie1602 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:36 am

    That's great, we even have the same amount of fry LOL. So glad they're doing well, can't wait to see pics of them!!! What colours are the parents again? Are they steel grey or steel blue?
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    Post by sgraye on Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:17 pm

    They are blue you can see them on page one of this diary if you want, Cant wait to see the colours of the babies
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by jessie1602 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:36 pm

    Oh yeah of course, doh! The first time I looked at your diary last month my internet was playing up and wouldn't load any pics. The pair are gorgeous, what a lovely looking boy!!!! Have you noticed any colour at all on the fry?
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:55 pm

    No not yet they are still just a creamy colour, i have one that is silver so god knows what that one will turn out like

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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by Storm on Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:41 am

    Any updated pictures sarah?


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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:58 am

    No sorry will try and get some in the morning while waiting for my delivery of fish
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by jessie1602 on Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:01 am

    Yey for new piccies. And a silver fry? AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

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