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    Haych
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Haych on Mon May 03, 2010 9:51 pm

    Its not looking good - I cant see any babies at all

    And strange enough now dad is building a bubble nest in his meth blue tub Neutral lol
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by kel on Tue May 04, 2010 12:28 am

    put it down to experience, your male should be much better next time round, it can take them a few spawns to get the hang of things.

    you probably do still have some fry but if there's only a few it's very very hard to spot them, usually they'll hang around heater or filter and at corners most


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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Bettanut on Tue May 04, 2010 1:24 am

    Poor daddy betta...hope he gets well soon
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Haych on Tue May 04, 2010 3:45 am

    Well daddy is looking much better already - and mommy has plumped up and dancing for Spikey lol
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Bettanut on Tue May 04, 2010 4:18 am

    Lol, those CT girls are......hussys...
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Haych on Tue May 04, 2010 9:22 am

    I have a crisis!

    As I didnt know the babies had survived I dont have any live foods - and one survived!

    I do have frozen BBS can I start the baby on that whilst I get the live BBS and vinegar eel going?

    (I killed my microworm culture Sad )
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Nina on Tue May 04, 2010 9:29 am

    Kel advised me to boil an egg and mash a tiny bit of the cooled yolk in water , put in a spray bottle and spray that into tank , i used this method till my microworms were goin ! congrats on the survivor u could have more!
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Haych on Tue May 04, 2010 9:36 am

    thanks very much!

    I have an egg but dunno if its off or not Shocked
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by liamg1285 on Tue May 04, 2010 10:17 am

    speak to kel see if she has got any vinegar eels goin as she had my massive culture when i went onto the marines


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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Haych on Tue May 04, 2010 10:19 am

    I have vinegar eel culture going - but dunno how long it takes before i can make a feeding culture.

    We have TWO babies and I have just fed some frozen BBS defrosted in some tepid water.
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by liamg1285 on Tue May 04, 2010 10:24 am

    when i had mine i had it set up for about a week then split them so had 1 culture and 1 feeding culture

    there must of been millions of the things by the time kel had em lol


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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Haych on Tue May 04, 2010 10:26 am

    ok well I have the BBS hatchery going now, (again something I killed Neutral ) and also the vinegar eel as well as emergency BBS frozen food!
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by liamg1285 on Tue May 04, 2010 10:28 am

    lol cultures are a pain in the arse lol im about to start doing them for my marine tank to add some live food to them


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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by kel on Tue May 04, 2010 10:47 am

    liam, they're still living ... though i think i prefer the micro worms for long term culture lol

    bbs def get the practice in now with them cos a failed hatch is all it takes to kill fry in the first month. they need food and regular

    the brand i use is great, i don't use airline or anything, premixed with salt already,
    I've tried a few over the years and it gives me good hatch rate with little fuss

    shell-less in liquid are reasonably gd to hatch but poor hatch for price i find

    Liam would you not do better starting with straight live adult brineshrimp in a culture tank to breed?


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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by liamg1285 on Tue May 04, 2010 10:49 am

    im only gonna be doing copepods mainly for my mandarin as they are picky eaters


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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by kel on Tue May 04, 2010 10:53 am

    marine tanks scare me, even more ways to get it wrong and twice as expensive if you did

    glad you enjoying them though


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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by liamg1285 on Tue May 04, 2010 10:54 am

    tbh kel i think the bettas are more trouble lol even now that ive got corals lol


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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by kel on Tue May 04, 2010 11:00 am

    pmsl

    I can believe that with you

    bettas need attention ... marines don't in the 'pet' sense but need more maintanence/care to environment

    I can do the love and water changes but i know i would struggle with the marine set ups.. lights, salinity, skimmers etc. I'm bad enough with aquatic plants lol


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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by liamg1285 on Tue May 04, 2010 11:52 am

    lol


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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Haych on Wed May 05, 2010 9:13 am

    kel wrote:pmsl

    I can believe that with you

    bettas need attention ... marines don't in the 'pet' sense but need more maintanence/care to environment

    I can do the love and water changes but i know i would struggle with the marine set ups.. lights, salinity, skimmers etc. I'm bad enough with aquatic plants lol

    and hose pipes lol

    I have the hatchery going with the deshelled eggs - but none seemed to hatch this time (did before)

    Still feeding on BBS frozen defrosted in a cup of tank water 3-4 times daily - the vinegar eel is coming along nicely

    I also now have THREE babies - and deffo only three. I stripped out the tank for a good clean as the plants shed loads and I didnt know what was food or plants.

    I gently syphoned up with the turkey baster and checked everything over.

    I bought a little tank for the fry to go into and used the existing spawn water for them so no harsh changes.

    Will put up the pics for you later with the spawn tank with Tango in ready for conditioning Smile
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Haych on Thu May 06, 2010 9:41 pm

    oh I see the quote thing is going on here too Rolling Eyes

    I have piccies Very Happy



    The baby set up. I have put bubble wrap over the top to keep the temperature stable.

    and one of the fry - you have to look REALLY well to see it - I need to get a decent point and click camera

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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Nina on Thu May 06, 2010 10:43 pm

    awww i love em when theyre tiny, well done hun
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by kel on Fri May 07, 2010 1:34 am

    congrates, on the fry and managing to get a pic!!!

    They aren't exactly the easiest to photograph lol


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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Haych on Fri May 07, 2010 2:38 am

    thats an understatement lol

    There should be three - only ever seen one
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    Re: black orchid spawn

    Post by Haych on Sun May 09, 2010 9:24 am

    I had a clean out of the bottom of the tank as it was rather grubby today and I managed to do a head count and I have two remaining and one was found dead which is such a shame but two out of three is good Smile

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