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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by sgraye on Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:29 am

    Looking great jess, they look bigger than any of mine, you are doing very well with them, loks like they may be getting some colour, hows the rest of your fry
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by silverrabbit on Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:14 am

    Betta cuddles Very Happy great pics hun
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by jessie1602 on Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:12 am

    Thanks a lot you guys :-)

    If mine are bigger than yours Sarah it's probably because I have less fry than you which means less of those growth-stunting hormones get released. I've lost about 5 over the last almost two weeks with no idea why, water has been good, they've been getting enough to eat etc. I think I have about 25 - 28 left now. I hope they all make it! They're so fun to watch and there are quite a few who will come up to the front of the tank when I'm sat there and swim about and show off for me, which is good 'cause I love examining their fins and seeing the flashes of colours! They're really used to me fiddling around in the tank too, they don't get a bit scared when I'm cleaning up or moving things around, a few even come right to my fingers, it's so adorable ^^
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by jessie1602 on Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:15 pm

    Here's some pics of Spike Jr and his brother, Titan, at 5 weeks old. Titan is now the larger of the two!



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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by sgraye on Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:09 pm

    They look great jessie, you have done really well with them, all my big ones died from the white spot only got little ones left
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by jessie1602 on Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:30 am

    Thanks Sarah, I'm pretty proud of my little brood, fingers crossed they all make it, I have about 25 now, maybe a couple more if I'm lucky.
    I bet those little ones you have left are the toughest! You did a great job of treating the whitespot hun, I'm sure most cases of whitespot in young fry are 100% lethal. With less fry in the tank (no offense!) your other fry might catch up in growth soon.
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by sgraye on Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:12 am

    You are probably right and i can still count 30 odd so i must have had alot more than i thought, im grateful for the ones i had left like you say it could have been a lot worse

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    Post by Storm on Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:34 am

    AWWWWW jess there really coming on now Smile


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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by silverrabbit on Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:25 am

    I love those boys :Heart:
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by jessie1602 on Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:01 pm

    Awwwwwwwww, thanks you guys ^^

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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by Storm on Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:03 am

    How many are you left with hun?


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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by jessie1602 on Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:59 am

    I've got about 25 at the mo Storm, all colouring up except one tiny white one. I'm gonna try & do a good headcount tomorrow when I give their tank a good clean out. Some are massive, and about 5 are sooo titchy still!!
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by Chard56 on Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:23 pm

    Sounds like it's time to separate the little ones. The big ones take the lions share and the little guys will never catch up without being kept apart. I've had some really nice fry grow up that wouldn't have amounted to much otherwise.
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by jessie1602 on Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:47 am

    You're right Chard, I don't want those little ones getting left behind (or eaten!!).

    Here's some pics taken today of the CT fry. They're 5.4 days old. There's one in there that's now bigger than Titan AND Spike Jr..it seems the minute I take the biggest fry out, another one grows really quick to take it's place!! I have maybe 25 if I'm lucky, I lost a sickly looking one today. I'm getting nervous, I don't want to lose anymore :-( They have perfect water and regular WC so I can't think what it could be. None of them look ill except the one that died tonight. It is generally the small weedy ones that have passed so who knows.

    One of the fry with blue fins:



    Some fry just hanging out together:





    Another fry showing blue. He's not in focus but you can see the electric blue in his fins:



    The largest fry in the tank, you can see how much bigger he is than the smaller fry near him in the pic:








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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by sgraye on Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:50 am

    Loking really good, did you get that 2nd lot of worms i posted them thursday morning
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by jessie1602 on Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:53 am

    Thanks hun. I haven't had the worms yet, I'll let you know when they arrive, hopefully tomorrow :-)
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by sgraye on Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:57 am

    Thats not good i posted them first class, they will have been in the post since thur, any problems let me know i will send some more out not sure what will happen if the been in sealed enviroment for that long, royal mail are useless
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by jessie1602 on Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:00 am

    Good point, I'll check to see if the worms are alive when they get here. It is weird that they haven't gotten here yet if you sent them first class..I hope the post office weren't too rough with the package and squished it and made a mess, then they would just chuck it away. Don't they know this is worm express?! Lol.
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by sgraye on Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:20 am

    i know lives depend on those worms, its worm central in my house
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by Nataliey on Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:13 pm

    Hows the babies Jess?


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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by jessie1602 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:37 am

    The CT's are doing well, although the smaller weaker ones are succombing to lock jaw and crooked spines all of a suden, which is weird. But the bigger ones are all thriving, and starting to get coloured scales, which is exciting as they've been bright pink since they were two weeks old LOL. They're getting moved to a bigger 130L grow out tank next weekend so will take more pics then!
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by silverrabbit on Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:48 am

    Aww good to hear they are doing well, sorry about the lockjaw babe=ies though Sad

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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by Storm on Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:17 pm

    these must be doing well now hun, any updates Smile


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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by jessie1602 on Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:22 am


    I'll try and get some new pics, they're all pretty much cambodia looking at the mo: bright pink bodies with red fins, although some have metallic blue in their fins/some on their body. I'm hoping they'll colour up a bit more over the next few weeks. I only have 8 left, as the big ones apparently munched on the tiny ones before I could set up a tank to seperate them. The 8 I have left are thriving, they're going to eat me out of house and home if I'm not careful!! Will get some pics over the weekend hopefully Smile
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    Re: My first spawn: Spike & Clover

    Post by sgraye on Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:29 am

    Cant wait to see yours jess you have done so well with your first spawn how old are our fry now are they 8 weeks, ive lost track

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