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    1st Spawn

    Post by EssAhh on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:24 am

    After long awaiting this i have finally decided to spawn my HMCT male

    [/code] with my HM female sorry havent got a photo

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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by EssAhh on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:46 am

    Yesterday morning they began to spawn as i opened the curtains, At first the male didnt no what he was doing as when he wrapped her he didnt collect the eggs that fell but the female did and started blowing them into the nest. After a while he got the hang of it.
    To my shock and horror when i came back a few hours later and looked in the tank and the nest had been destroyed (KIDS DID IT) and the eggs were stuck to the top of the polostyrene out of the water for how long im not sure. i pushed them bk under the water and poured water on it to get the rest of the eggs off it and took it out of the water. left him alone for a couple off hours and to my amazment he had collected all the eggs from the floor and put them bk in what of the nest was left. Have been fretting all night thinking what will happen to them and if the will hatch
    This afternoon i looked int the tank and ive noticed that the eggs have little tails on them does this mean they are going to be ok or does this mean they have hatched? im not to sure so any feedback would be much appreciated
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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by 2tall on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:07 am

    I hope there are survivors!
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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by wassy82 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:08 am

    good look.and its on your side by the sounds of it Smile

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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by EssAhh on Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:19 am

    wassy82 wrote:good look.and its on your side by the sounds of it Smile
    i think luck really was on my side as this morning i woke up and sin alot of babies swimming bk to the nest have got videos but i dont have a youtube account and the camera i have isnt that great to get those close up photos
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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by 2tall on Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:37 am

    Hoping all goes well for you and the little ones! Smile

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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by EssAhh on Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:03 am

    2tall wrote:Hoping all goes well for you and the little ones! Smile

    thanks 2tall the nest has spead and now covers the whole tank not as many babies as there were on monday but they all seem to be lying around on the floor and not moving some of them try to swim bk 2 the top but dont stay there and then just fall to the ground does this mean the ones that are not moving are dead? also i think im going to start feeding them micro worms tomorrow as its the forth day but if they are not swimming around is there any point?
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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by wassy82 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:20 am

    EssAhh wrote:
    2tall wrote:Hoping all goes well for you and the little ones! Smile

    thanks 2tall the nest has spead and now covers the whole tank not as many babies as there were on monday but they all seem to be lying around on the floor and not moving some of them try to swim bk 2 the top but dont stay there and then just fall to the ground does this mean the ones that are not moving are dead? also i think im going to start feeding them micro worms tomorrow as its the forth day but if they are not swimming around is there any point?

    when did you remove the male??i fear the ones that are not moving have drowned??
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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by Chard56 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:51 pm

    If you have fry at the bottom at this stage you need to lower the water level to about 3 inches or less if you can do that and still keep the temperature the same at around 78, 80 degrees fahrenheit or 26, 27 celcius. That way if they are weak they wont wear themselves out swimming to the surface for air as their labirynths develop.

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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by EssAhh on Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:30 pm

    Chard56 wrote:If you have fry at the bottom at this stage you need to lower the water level to about 3 inches or less if you can do that and still keep the temperature the same at around 78, 80 degrees fahrenheit or 26, 27 celcius. That way if they are weak they wont wear themselves out swimming to the surface for air as their labirynths develop.

    ive done that thank you chard but i think it myt b 2 late as i only c 1 baby swimming around and the rest are stil just lying there
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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by kel on Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:25 pm

    they may still perk up... usually the male would collect them off the floor and put them back in the nest.

    at around day 3-4 they should start to swim horizontally and become more active, this is also when you normally remove the male and start the food.

    once they get a bit of food you might find more of them become active.


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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by EssAhh on Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:37 pm

    thanks kel lets hope it works i took the male out last night as it lookd like he was eating them and i only sin around 30 fry
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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by Nataliey on Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:52 am

    Good luck hope the fry are okay


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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by EssAhh on Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:00 am

    Nataliey wrote:Good luck hope the fry are okay

    thanks nat but it might just be to late as i just fed them but they are not reacting
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    Re: 1st Spawn

    Post by Nataliey on Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:45 am

    EssAhh wrote:
    Nataliey wrote:Good luck hope the fry are okay

    thanks nat but it might just be to late as i just fed them but they are not reacting

    Thats bad news...sorry Sad

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