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    SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Mon May 30, 2011 2:18 am

    Conditioned the black HM female for well over a week now and the male just about a week and they've finally decided they want to spawn. Let them swim about together yesterday for about an hour then put her back in her chimney.

    Today at about 1.30 i decided to try again as the female looked promising and the male no aggression towards her while in the chimney.

    My thoughts where right and the females stripes came up really bright creamy colour looked like a zebra when she went near the male who was just under his nest, there was a few flares and a nip or 2 and then they wrapped withing a least a few minutes of being together. They are still wrapping now about an hour into wrapping the female started to drop eggs, only a few at first but now they seem to be wrapping as soon as all the eggs are picked up and into the nest.

    Iv got a video and a few photos (i didnt want to putr them off, up in their face with a camera!) so il put those up later when i have a bit of spare time.

    The male is the same male i used for my 1st successful spawn (Earl Grey) with the copper HM female i got from Kel, the female this time is stated to be a black melano HM female and i know that black melanos are infertile but i doubt she's pure melano as she has the blue tinge to her scales so i guess il wait and see what happens. Im really hoping for fry as my other spawn is almost grown up!

    Last time he was a really good dad looking after the eggs even though i did curse him a few times as i thought he'd eaten them but in actual fact he'd pushed the eggs right into the bubbles...iv got my fingers crossed that the same will happen and il have fry in a couple of days.





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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by 2tall on Mon May 30, 2011 2:34 am

    Good daddy now...good daddy! I hope shes fertile for you.
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Mon May 30, 2011 2:36 am

    2tall wrote:Good daddy now...good daddy! I hope shes fertile for you.


    Thanks Dave so do i as i think they'd make beautiful babies the dad isnt as light grey as he was when i first spawned him with the copper female he looks more black now like the female...im keeping my fingers crossed but not getting my hopes up! Rolling Eyes
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Mon May 30, 2011 2:58 am

    Black female:


    The happy couple!


    Wrapping:










    You can see the blue in the females tail and a blue sheen on her body, the male looks as if he has a similar sheen but his sheen is silvery grey

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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by kel on Mon May 30, 2011 4:58 am

    fingers crossed it's a successful spawn Wink

    will look forward to the updates


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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Mon May 30, 2011 7:17 am

    kel wrote:fingers crossed it's a successful spawn Wink

    will look forward to the updates

    Im hoping it is, the male is keeping busy picking up the eggs!
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by wassy82 on Tue May 31, 2011 2:20 am

    hope it works out nat Smile
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Tue May 31, 2011 7:54 am

    wassy82 wrote:hope it works out nat Smile

    Thanks i guess il know in a couple of days
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:05 am

    I think i can see teeny tiny eyes like tiny black spots...i hope im right no tails yet though, but id say i roughly only have about 10 eggs that i can see...

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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:43 am

    Well the main thing about this situation im telling you about is that i now know my HM black melano female isnt a pure melano as she's fertile and i DID have tiny tails hanging from the nest this morning, but when i checked when i got home from work all the little tails are gone and there are no traces of them anywhere...yes if you havent already guessed my excitement of getting new fry is wasted yet again and im FURIOUS at the male he'll be in the dog house for a while!

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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by kel on Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:42 am

    aww hugs hun.. I know your fustration!

    Hopefully its just a learning curve for your male and not a long term problem


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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:33 am

    kel wrote:aww hugs hun.. I know your fustration!

    Hopefully its just a learning curve for your male and not a long term problem

    He did well up until the tails where hanging but when they where dropping from the nest they where wiggling so maybe he couldnt resist the wiggling and gobbled them up!

    Although he was good last time!
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by 2tall on Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:08 pm

    You'll have to give them another shot later. Maybe hell get it right.
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by wassy82 on Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:44 pm

    2tall wrote:You'll have to give them another shot later. Maybe hell get it right.

    bettas are so frustrating at times!!!every one is different!try then try again nat!
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:05 am

    wassy82 wrote:
    2tall wrote:You'll have to give them another shot later. Maybe hell get it right.

    bettas are so frustrating at times!!!every one is different!try then try again nat!

    Im determined iv put the female back in the chimney with him and i have a nest already going to recondition for about a week and hopefully il have a respawn but we'll see...

    the female still looks eggy too
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:38 pm

    As i mentioned iv been reconditioning these 2 and i nipped in the kitchen to take a look at my fishies and to my suprise the little girl has somehow got out the chimney and is currently wrapping with the male! But i cant see them properly as they are right round the back of the tank amongst all the plants n leaves!!!!

    So i cant get any photos of their antics!

    The female is striped up like a little tiger Very Happy

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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by 2tall on Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:01 am

    Evidently she and he were ready to go! What a little tramp! Laughing
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:19 am

    2tall wrote:Evidently she and he were ready to go! What a little tramp! Laughing

    haha i know and now iv got a lovely bunch of eggs...hopefully they'll hatch this time without dad getting peckish Shocked
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by kel on Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:39 am

    Congratulations nat

    Dad!!! Be good, you aren't hungry and you love those lil eggs! Shocked


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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:54 am

    kel wrote:Congratulations nat

    Dad!!! Be good, you aren't hungry and you love those lil eggs! Shocked

    Thanks Kel i set up the tank differently this time with more leaves for more bubbles, so hopefully he'll look after them and not eat them.

    I have noticed he has moved them from where they where firstly put when the female was in there.
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:06 am

    When my bettas decided that it was time to spawn did they know that it was going to rain heavily as to why they decided it was time rather than me (female got out the chimney herself!)

    Oh and iv still got eggs moved again but i still have them Very Happy

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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by 2tall on Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:55 am

    Better moved than eaten! Must be their way of protecting them.
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Chard56 on Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:30 am

    It rains here in Missouri quit a lot and the female jumping out of the cup happens often especially when a storm's coming in. I can be sitting at the 'puter desk and a front moves in, which immediately knocks me out; I wake up an hour later with my hand still on the mouse (with a crick in my neck) and go check to see if they've started spawning.
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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

    Post by Nataliey on Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:04 am

    They are clever arent they, chard your funny, lol!

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    Re: SD X HM melano hatched 17/6/11

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