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    Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Mazza101 on Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:12 am

    I started a spawn today of a black orchid HM pair, pictures of the pair below.

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    Feel free to check out this HD video:



    The female was out of her jar for less than a few minutes before the first embrace, I have seen atleast 30 eggs fall from a single embrace, this has happened at least twice so far! Hoping for a lot of eggs! Smile


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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by kel on Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:26 am

    They spawned quick!

    Had a feeling they were ready to go, she'd been striped up and flirty for weeks lol

    congratulations mazza! Very Happy


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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Nataliey on Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:03 am

    congrats Very Happy

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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Mazza101 on Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:36 am

    kel wrote:They spawned quick!

    Had a feeling they were ready to go, she'd been striped up and flirty for weeks lol

    congratulations mazza! Very Happy

    Thanks Kel, it's all very exciting!! Smile She has been very flirty - I have uploaded a second video below of her in the jar.

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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by wassy82 on Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:27 am

    wow lovely looking male!! Smile hope all works out for you!!
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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by 2tall on Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:43 pm

    Congrats!! I hope all goes well as they look like a great pair.
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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Mazza101 on Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:38 am

    Thanks everyone Smile

    The Dad is currently working like mad to keep them in the nest, he's not doing a great job of keeping them in there and his nest has deteriorated a bit but he is trying his best!!
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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Mazza101 on Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:07 am

    This is what I woke to this morning, there are quite a lot more visible now though compared to the picture.

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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Nataliey on Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:18 am

    Looking good Smile

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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by kel on Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:02 am

    cheers wrigglers!


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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Chard56 on Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:23 am

    I'm holding my breath about this time and don't let it out until the second day of free swimming and they are eating BBS.
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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Mazza101 on Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:41 am

    The male is back in his own tank now, I have fed the fry their first meal of microworms!
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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Mazza101 on Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:25 am

    I'm finding it quite hard to find the fry, I have no idea how many of them there are or where they are.

    This is how my tank is laid out, a few plants and that is a half coconut with moss, I'm guessing they could be hiding among that.

    Edit: I can see about 5 at any one time scattered around the tank, I guesstimated 50+ fry in the nest.


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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by fuzzynicki on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:17 am

    super pair of bettas! Fingers crossed that you have lots of healthy beautiful fry. Congrats! Smile
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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Mazza101 on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:24 am

    Thank you Smile

    The fry seem to be going strong, I fed them their first BBS today and they are all swimming around with full pink bellies Smile

    I counted 36 fry in a quick check on the tank a few days ago, so there are bound to be more than that hiding somewhere Smile
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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by 2tall on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:25 am

    I hope there are more hiding for you.
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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Mazza101 on Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:32 am

    About 9 days old here, after some BBS:

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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Mazza101 on Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:19 am

    About 16 days old here, eating some microworms! We counted over 50 fry in the tank today Smile

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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Nataliey on Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:06 am

    They look fantastic Very Happy keep up the good work

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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Lilfishie on Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:47 am

    they look fantastic! at just over 2 weeks too, can't wait to see them develope
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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Mazza101 on Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:45 am

    Here's another update! Smile

    There is a full diary here, for easier viewing:
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    54 Days (7.5 Weeks) after eating some blood worms







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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Nataliey on Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:57 am

    wow they are stunners


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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Milngavie on Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:59 am

    I want one...err...two. Smile Really beautiful Smile
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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by Mazza101 on Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:15 am

    Thanks guys Smile The top picture really looks like the mother and a fair few with the same colourings as dad. Looking forward to seeing how they develop further Smile
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    Re: Black Orchid HM Pair - 12/07/2011

    Post by 2tall on Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:54 am

    They are looking great.

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