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    Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by sgraye on Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:49 am

    Here we go again, i have set up the spawning tank once again to have another crack at it, i succeeded in raising four fry from my last spawn back in sept 10, albeit they dont have ventrals but they have made it to adulthood i now feel ready to try again.

    The pair i have chosen is my red plakat boy who has a little dragon scaling and a platinum white girl who i was going to spawn with a matching male but he died the other day so that idea went out of the window. They are in the spawning tank and the male is currently busy building a nest, before i set the tank up i had the pair side by side in my barracks so have been feeding them up for a while now.

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    Hope it all goes as swimmingly as the last spawn
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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by 2tall on Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:22 am

    Best of luck with it!
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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by kel on Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:30 am

    good luck hun!

    you must put new pics of the fishroom up too Wink


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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by sgraye on Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:55 am

    The fishroom not really progressed yet i just got the forms today to apply to the council for pemission to wire electric from the house to the shed, as we rent from the council we cant do anything without their consent once thats been granted it wont be long then we can get cracking with it,
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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by kel on Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:39 am

    i cheated on that for the minute.. fishroom fully wired with its own consumer unit etc but still only on a plug into a socket in house until i get the house rewired

    then i'll have it all approved and extended to the direct mains fuse box supply

    (most likely i'll still need my fishroom wiring either just checked or disconected and reconnected 'cos it's not the house wiring electricians handywork' although its fully up to todays standards)


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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by Nataliey on Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:05 pm

    Beautiful pair, will make lovely babies. Good luck.

    Im worrying my babies i have now dont have ventrals as i cant see any lumps that may indicate where they would grow.


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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by sgraye on Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:28 am

    I have tried the female with the male today but it would apear he is ready she is not he was doing loads of displays under the nest but she was having none of it, try again tomorrow
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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by kel on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:35 am

    it take the fish a few times to get it spot one.. allow yourself also the time to work out what works best on your side to get the best results too hun

    Hopefully they'll both be redy together soon hun

    It is a constant learning curve, I'm still learning more and more all the time myself

    also after a year break from spawning its almost like learning from scratch, have to really think to remember what worked best for me and when... guess another reason for doing book.. different circumstances require diferent measures!


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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by sgraye on Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:02 am

    Still no joy with this pair the nest disapeared a few days ago and the male is making no attempts to re build it, any ideas, or should i abort this mission and try a different male
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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by jessie1602 on Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:23 am

    Hi Sarah. I've had a couple of sucessful spawns recently and when I get more than 2 seconds free I'll make a new diary. But what helped me with one of my pairs who were being unresponsive was: steal bubbles from another male, and also I put another female in with the male to try and get the other female fired up as she'd been glum for nearly three days of trying. Both females were in breeding traps and the second female striped up right away. The first female got fired up and started (finally) flaring at the male, who clearly prefered her to the new girl. Then after a couple of hours I released the new female and she was interested but the boy only had eyes for the original female, who was looking suddenly much more gravid with her egg tube poking out alot more. After half an hour I took the new female out completely and released the first female and they started wrapping within five minutes.

    HTH! It's frustrating isn't it?! Hope yours start getting amorous soon :-)
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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by Nataliey on Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:09 am

    Thats great advise Jess i think i may try that too Smile


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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by sgraye on Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:36 am

    good idea jess thanks,
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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by sgraye on Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:12 am

    well its been well over a week with this pair and they still have no interest in each other, there is no nest, i have done a good water change, will try again for another week, one of my new boys has started a small bubble nest so may steal some bubbles as jess sugested, they just dont seem in the mood,
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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by Nataliey on Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:15 am

    Good luck hope the stealing of the bubbles helps Smile


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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by jessie1602 on Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:45 am

    I hope the bubbles remind the boy what he's supposed to be doing, lol :-)
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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by sgraye on Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:00 am

    MISSION ABORTED, these two not having any of it, i have removed them from the spawning tank and have now got a butterfly hmpk pair in their.
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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by 2tall on Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:25 am

    Sorry to hear it. Maybe down the road.

    Better luck on this go!
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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by jessie1602 on Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:49 am

    Good luck Sarah, hope the butterfly pair behave for you. Got any piccies of them? x
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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by Nataliey on Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:50 am

    I hope all goes well with the HMPK pair Smile


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    Re: Sarah's 2nd spawn

    Post by sgraye on Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:55 am

    will get some photos up tomorrow, they are a nice pair,

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