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    Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by silverrabbit on Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:31 am

    So, now they've hatched after my initial panic of thinking the eggs were infertile, here are some pics from the spawn. Daddy didn't pick up the eggs, the female did first and then after about half an hour the male starting picking them up too. Was funny because everytime she went up to the nest with the eggs in her mouth, he kept trying to wrap her Laughing





    Mummy picking up eggs



    Pics from last night/today



    White specks are fry

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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by jessie1602 on Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:23 am

    Yey for babies!! Congrats on your second spawn hun...Uno has some cousins now!!! :-D
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by kel on Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:10 am

    should be a nice spawn Smile

    I tried similar pair but didn't happen and have now spawned red/pink marble bf with a solid orange ( planted fry tank guy)

    eggs just hatched this eve so fingers crossed he doesn't munch them... last time he ate the eggs

    hope it all goes to plan hun!


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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by silverrabbit on Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:14 am

    Thanks, and good luck Kel Smile they sound like a nice pair that'll have some gorgeous bubs. I love the excitement of what colours to expect (though no prizes for my lot - i'm assuming red and cello, their parents were the same)

    Ooh a question though - mum of this pair was apparently longfinned - will this come through in the fry? Obv this female has normal finnage and so did the other girls from that spawn

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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by Storm on Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:20 am

    I'm not good with finage Hun sorry, but I'm glad you got a good spawn Hun and there are good pair. Can't wait for some more updates.


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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by kel on Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:58 am

    You will prob have some iffy girls/boys for longer with the long fin girl background but it's no worse than figuring pks males and females

    the advantage with the paler fry you can see the oval egg sac behind the belly.. the long pointed white bit visible under the skin.. only females have that

    I doubt any orange fry but hopefully stronger red bf or some solids as well as marble.

    If he ain't ate them yet lol!


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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by silverrabbit on Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:20 am

    LOL I hate the nerve-wracking bit of waiting until you can remove male, i'm always worried he'll snap and decide it's been too long since dinner.

    Have to admit that I offered him pellets when I thought the eggs were dudds... he put the in his mouth, "cleaned" them like eggs then spat them under some plants LMAO
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by silverrabbit on Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:04 am

    Removed daddy - a few hours early but he has some scales scraped off his face and needs some tlc and feeding up. He's quite happy in the divided tank now, had his dinner of bloodworms and is checking out the new neighbour DT

    Can't see many fry but then I have lots of plants in this tank and I think he moved most of the fry to behind the cup and into the frogbit, lol
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by silverrabbit on Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:37 am

    Just a quick update... fry seem to be doing well.. totally not sure how many I have as I think a lot have taken up residence in the bushy plants, lol.

    It's fun watching them attacking the worms Smile they seem to be doing well. Thought one was dead but turns out it was most likely a little too full and was resting on the bottom for ages after dinner Rolling Eyes

    Hoping for some pretty ones from this spawn Smile
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by silverrabbit on Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:24 am

    Looks like I have about 10-15 HM fry, none found dead so far *fingers x'd and touching wood* will hopefully get some pics up soon

    Daddy and mummy have recovered very well from spawning, no depression for dad either and he's now recovered from his sticky fins in the busted heater tank.
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by Time-Out on Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:56 pm

    Oh good! That's some good news!
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by Chard56 on Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:00 am

    That's really great after care on your part. Good going!
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by silverrabbit on Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:02 am

    Thanks Smile If i can figure out how to upload pics from my phone I have some fry pics to show Smile
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by silverrabbit on Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:24 am

    Pics of fry taken today Smile










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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by kel on Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:16 am

    nice to see you have the lil wrigglers hun... hard work getting them!

    SILVER>>>>"I offered him pellets when I thought the eggs were dudds... he put the in his mouth, "cleaned" them like eggs then spat them under some plants LMAO"

    Talking of pellets and male treating them like fry I'm currently experimenting with feeding known egg eaters with the dried bloodworms... look nothing like fry or eggs... seems to be working so far but long way to go before conclusive.


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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by Chard56 on Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:25 pm

    I've been feeding pellets to my males tending nests and avoiding frozen brine shrimp and bloodworms. So far 3 spawns to the good and one Copper HMPK ate the eggs and or fry twice in a row.
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by silverrabbit on Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:37 am

    Yeah I think next spawn I will try feeding the male again.

    They are doing good. Founf the biggest one dead with a red head - looked like his brain had exploded or something Sad

    Rest are doing well, if only the bloody snails would go away!!! Stupid things are taking over no matter how many egg sacs I remove Evil or Very Mad

    I'm happy overall with how things are going, and it will be a manageable number Smile
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by kel on Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:12 am

    well the current male i'd been feeding bloodworms too has ate the eggs again... not fed since last night but had moved the eggs at lunchtime then 2 hours later the bubble wrap had been moved again and looks like he ate them again... they were due to hatch late tonight/early morning grrr

    back to square one on how to stop them munching lol

    I've had the odd occasional one with internal bleeding, no others affected and no way of figuring the cause without someone in a lab... got a pic of one from the stomach but also had ones with it from the head too







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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by silverrabbit on Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:16 am

    Yeah that looks exactly like it, wonder what it is Suspect

    Sorry he ate them Sad naughty boy! Eros just ate his last batch too, he wasn't happy with the spawn and just let the eggs float everywhere and then ate them Rolling Eyes following your advice on someone else's thread and holding off spawning for couple weeks
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by kel on Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:23 am

    If I had the cash I would train to be an aquatic vet lol

    REally does my head in when I can't find reasons lol


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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by silverrabbit on Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:39 am

    lol i imagine doing an autopsy on a betta fry would be extremely difficult!
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by kel on Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:56 am

    I'd try it if I knew what i was looking for.. only reason I have that pic is cos I had it under a scope but got no further and checked other fish technical forums for
    any help but no joy

    Guessing frustrates me lol


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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by Nataliey on Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:17 pm

    Awww they are so cute well done SR be lovely to see them grow up.


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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by Time-Out on Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:02 pm

    I tried doing an autopsy a couple of days ago, but my knife wasn't sharp enough. All I managed to do was ive him a good poking lol. I'm going to get a scalpel.
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    Re: Sibling HM red/cello spawn

    Post by silverrabbit on Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:40 am

    And a VERY good magnifying glass Time Out cyclops lol

    Found another baby with a "brain" haemorrhage or however you spell it, he was still alive but heavy breathing Sad he died shortly after

    Others are looking fine though, some are huge and some are absolutely tiny

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