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    Haych
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    black orchid spawn II

    Post by Haych on Fri May 21, 2010 6:21 am

    well, with everything that had gone on in my larger tanks I decided it was best to leave Lucy and Spikey II in the spawning tank and as they were desperate to spawn I decided to continue. (they were put in there before all the trouble I had)

    Lucy was as eager as ever and stuffed full of eggs and Spikey made a nice nest so I released her (after 2 days in the bottle).

    Just some flaring and chasing so I put Lucy back in the bottle and on day three let her out again.

    They wrapped quite quickly with no hassle (got it wrong a few times too):





















    The nest full of eggs after:













    Minding me!



    Hopefully soon I will start to see some tails, but dad is doing a good job of tending the nest and when the eggs fall he puts them back - Lucy wasnt needed this time!
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Teri on Fri May 21, 2010 6:57 am

    Congratulations hun, bout time you had a bit of better luck Smile Fingers, toes and everything else crossed that you get babies this time
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Bettanut on Fri May 21, 2010 7:05 am

    Thats great news! My toes and fingers are crossed too.
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Haych on Fri May 21, 2010 9:22 am

    Thanks guys Very Happy

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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Storm on Fri May 21, 2010 9:48 am

    Goodluck with the spawn hun Smile


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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by CTlovesKS on Fri May 21, 2010 9:49 am

    wow stunning pair and good luck with them,,, are they ct ?
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Haych on Sat May 22, 2010 12:36 am

    They are CT. Will post some pics of the parents later.

    I haven't had chance to look yet but Kev said he saw 15 wrigglers and lost count so things Are looking good
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Teri on Sat May 22, 2010 3:03 am

    Wohoooooooooooo way to go Smile
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Bettanut on Sat May 22, 2010 3:33 am

    Have you had a "tail" count yet Haych? How many wrigglers have you got?
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Haych on Sat May 22, 2010 6:14 am

    I dunno - I go bogeyed everytime I try lol!
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Bettanut on Sat May 22, 2010 7:50 am

    glad everything is going ok.
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Haych on Sat May 22, 2010 9:12 am

    thanks bettanut Smile

    My Mr Man managed to get some miraculous piccies Very Happy















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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by kel on Sat May 22, 2010 10:33 am

    go kev for the great pics... they really aren't easy and unless you've tried to get pics yourself you have no idea how hard it is!

    Even adults in focus are hard work!

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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Bettanut on Sun May 23, 2010 4:33 am

    Great pic's. Keep up the good work.
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Nina on Sun May 23, 2010 9:13 am

    awww haych briliant news so glad at last wrigglers !!!
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by MandyD on Sun May 23, 2010 9:19 pm

    OMG they are fantastic pics! Very Happy
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Haych on Mon May 24, 2010 7:35 am

    thanks Mandy Very Happy

    Well did a head count today and managed to see twelve - but there could be more so I'm happy with that Very Happy
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Haych on Mon May 24, 2010 7:45 am

    the dad chasing his own reflection in his new home

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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by MandyD on Mon May 24, 2010 8:13 am

    How did they do damage wise? He doesn't look too bad! Very Happy
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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Haych on Mon May 24, 2010 10:21 am

    they didnt - the damage he has is from lack of light - when I bought him off Kel she said his spikes were a bit limp as he needed some light and Lucy is only damaged since fighting with Bonnie

    oh and over 20+ babies Very Happy

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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Storm on Tue May 25, 2010 10:54 pm

    How are they this afternoon hun Smile


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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Haych on Tue May 25, 2010 11:39 pm

    doing well Very Happy

    chasing food and lookg sweet - not many dark ones in this spawn - Kev just said he'd sort some pics for me tonight

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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Storm on Wed May 26, 2010 12:11 am

    Cool thanks kev lol Smile


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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Haych on Wed May 26, 2010 7:44 am

    piccies Very Happy













    I'm a little devestated that there arent any dark ones in this spawn - I was so excited last spawn but I a still chuffed I have little babies Very Happy

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    Re: black orchid spawn II

    Post by Storm on Wed May 26, 2010 8:02 am

    Can you really tell this early, when i had little babies before i could not tell the diffrenece.


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