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    Ive got wrigglers !

    Post by magzmoir on Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:37 am

    I put my male and female pink platinum dragonscale HMPK's (god thats a mouthful) together over the weekend and was rewarded with a small spawn Smile, they are just at the tails emerging stage atm so watch this space ........

    The boys the one in my avatar Wink
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    Post by sgraye on Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:04 am

    You know what im going to say
    more pics
    Well done cant wait to see those little wrigglers
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    Post by jessie1602 on Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:22 am

    Yey, well done!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see piccies. The boy in your av is gorgeous, I love pink platinum bettas!!!

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    Post by Storm on Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:44 am

    Great work hun Smile


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    Post by magzmoir on Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:58 am

    I'll try and get some pics up tomorrow, right now they are so tiny I can hardly see them when Im squinting lol. Dad's fab, last time I spawned him he had a HUGE load of eggs to look after, this looks a bit more managable for him about 30 max I think from trying to count tails hanging out of the bubbles lol

    Lets hope I dont make a mistake like last time Embarassed

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    Post by Storm on Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:37 pm

    We need to make mistakes to learn hun Smile


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    Post by silverrabbit on Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:22 am

    Aww good luck! I want one of those babies Laughing
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    Post by magzmoir on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:22 am

    Thnx guys Smile heres to hoping they grow fast and strong !
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    Post by jessie1602 on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:24 am

    I'm sure you'll do great magz, can't wait to see some pretty pink babies in the future! I've definately learnt from the mistakes I made with my first spawn, it's all a learning curve.

    Hmmm...Lou you really should start work on a new divided tank :-P
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    Post by magzmoir on Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:14 am

    A little update on these babies Smile I only have around 20 (I think its hard to count them) some are big and others still look like the are only a few days old lol. I have 1 thats huge compared to the rest, he/she is also the best at hiding Laughing. Have a few piccies, plz excuse the bad photography lol





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    Post by magzmoir on Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:15 am

    last photo looks like they are having a kiss lol
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    Post by kel on Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:17 am

    2.5 weeks old they're doing great and in pics they look huge!

    nothing wrong with your camera skills

    babies look well fat and healthy! Very Happy


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    Post by magzmoir on Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:00 pm

    Yeh they are little fatties lol munching down on BBS like nobodies business. I still find the odd one dead now and then, Im hoping I dont loose too many more Sad
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    Post by magzmoir on Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:22 am

    Quick update, I think I have in the region of 20 fry in the tank. Ive not had any deaths for a while, hopefully Im past the very vulnerable stage. Some of them have gotten really big, all little fat bellies and the largest 4 or 5 are starting to show colour on their anal fins and tails. They are also starting to beg for food when I walk past the tank lol
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    Post by silverrabbit on Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:38 am

    They look GREAT XD
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    Post by magzmoir on Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:00 am

    Some more recent photo's u can see some of them are getting the reddish/pink in the fins and tail now Smile





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    Post by silverrabbit on Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:00 am

    Great pics Smile how old are they now?
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    Post by kel on Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:45 am

    they're looking good hun... and up to a nice size! Smile


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    Post by magzmoir on Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:54 am

    They are almost a month old now hatched around the 11th or 12th of last month. Ive ahd a few deaths and I was worried cos 3 died all at once and it looked like the had fungus or somthing fuzzy at the back end (anal area). Did emergency water changes and monitored them but no more seem to be ill, dont know what caused it but one thing Im worried about is seperating the unhatched BBS from the hatched ones, Im using a pipette to suck the swimmers up but I end up getting some eggs too and Ive heard bad things about them eating the eggs. Is it true it can impact them or give them swim bladder disease ?
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    Post by kel on Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:00 am

    you will get the occasional one with the swim bloat and a bit unbalanced but as long as you avoid the egg cases as much as possible you should be fine... also your babies are getting big now.. eating a one off egg shell won't stress them like it would to a 2 week old fry

    good way to get just the bbs is find a single led bulbed torch... wrap a cloth or paper round the bbs hatching tub but just let the light shine into mid water depth

    the bbs will crowd the light source and hopefully your deep enough to avoid the floating shells but also high enough up to avoid accidentially sucking up the sucken ones too.

    only collect those bbs right in front of the torch, 5 mins later you'll have a crowd more gathered in front of it.


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    Post by magzmoir on Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:11 am

    Ye I been hatching them in a glass pint jug and placing the jug next to the tank so they get attracted to the aquarium light, then using a pippette to suck up the ones that gather at the side of the jug. I still seem to get quite a few egg casings tho. They gather around the sides of the tank on the water line grrrrr

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    Post by Storm on Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:15 pm

    They looks great hun welldone Smile


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    Post by magzmoir on Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:50 am

    Some more picture updates, these guys are almost 2 months old and starting to look like little adults Smile I can even see egg spots on some of the larger ones. Pictures were taken using the iPhone (and it was me taking them) so quality isnt great, my apologies Embarassed















    Im worried about the tiny fry you can see in the background of the last picture. Hes so small compared to the others but he doesnt seem to be ill or anything he just doesnt appear to be growing at all lol. Is it worthwhile putting him in his own tub so he has no competition for food ?

    Another thing Im wondering, I bred these from HM parents the babies dont look to be half moon atm, will the tails continue to develop ? I know you dont get 100% HM from a HM spawn but I was hoping to see a couple.
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    Post by damo2904 on Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:43 am

    I would seperate the smaller one, he may eventually get picked on.
    The reason I presume you get some small ones is because the other (bigger) ones snatch all the food, I seperated my smallest one and it doubled in size in a week of being on its own.

    They all look fantastic btw!

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    Post by Storm on Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:18 am

    There looking great hun, well-done Smile


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