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PostSubject: Re: Mooo's Albino X Common Longfin Breeding Log   Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:01 pm

yeah, its not unusual to loose a few in the early stages, especially if dad kicked them out early.

looking good tho mooo! Smile and as always...great pics!

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PostSubject: Re: Mooo's Albino X Common Longfin Breeding Log   Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:06 am

Update..
Looks like that first successful spawn was beginners luck.. Sad
rest in peace I screwed up somewhere... Evil or Very Mad
Not good news, I'm distressed to say pale I have had more deaths, Soon as I seen the first few floaters, I quickly caught them all, popped em into a saver with air, took me all morning, I lost about 60% over night, the rest are struggling but still alive. I gave them, when I first caught them, some veg, flake n crushed algae wafer(all tiny amounts of course), I did a water change, when I caught them also, added melafix n pimafix, half strength
It's a waiting game now, Parents are fine & dandy..., dunno what the issue is, could be starvation, but there is plenty of food, could be bacterial, mum n dad are fine, so it's a mystery to me
there are a few loose in the tank they look ok..so far
Keep you posted :cry:
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PostSubject: Re: Mooo's Albino X Common Longfin Breeding Log   Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:29 am

whats the water like? I have this happen every now and again and i find its from either ammonia (and i mean any ammonia, fry hate ammonia) or a change is something else, even temp. I got my buckets mixed up once and put the cool water meant to trigger a spawn into a tank with week old fry (week out of the cave) and i lost all but 2 of them from a 5 degree drop in temp Sad

even the way you fill the tank can have an effect, they seem sensitive to the pressure from simply tipping buckets into the tank and all the associated splashing. i use a powerhead with new fry to fill the tanks to avoid this.

all this aside bad luck Mooo Sad Im sure the next one will be just as good as the first Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mooo's Albino X Common Longfin Breeding Log   Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:45 am

It's possible that I'm a million miles off, I haven't even had a spawn yet so I can't know specifically about the fry of these fish but I have been breeding guppy for a long time. At first I had several fry traps floating in the tank and had about a 30% survival rate (out of about 20 per spawn) I was a bit miffed by this.
Later on I experimented, I had two traps full of guppy fry and a mother had just birthed some more so I decided to just let them fend for themselves, I bought in some cheap plastic plants and floated them in the top of the tank and left them to it.. So after this experiment I removed all traps and now just let the fry roam free. Almost all fry survived and actually thrived. The rest of the tank were well fed and not interested (which is rare with guppy 'apparently' as they can eat their own fry)

Maybe it's not the best for them but I decided that it was the water quality within the fry trap, it had slits etc but did not seem to circulate water like in the main tank..
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PostSubject: Re: Mooo's Albino X Common Longfin Breeding Log   Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:25 am

hmm Good points peps, It could have been any number of those things... silent
I have had a head count & I have 10 commons & 15 albinos, + a few remain in main tank..
The deaths look like they have been averted, They are all eating now, I did do a wc near to the time they came out of tank, I had to it was over due , because of the fry...I still think they were starving. although there should be ample food in tank...maybe dad turfing em so soon, they never learnt how to eat ..hmm I dunno if this is possible, but I do think they were weak from starvation..
Anyway..
Thanks for all your comments..
I'll add some photos soon..
EDIT
Here ya go
Some photos from before disaster struck..






















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PostSubject: Re: Mooo's Albino X Common Longfin Breeding Log   Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:56 am

More
How old are they..hmm, hatched 26th Sept, 14th Oct...= 3 weeks? wow they are younger than I thought ..














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PostSubject: Moo's pictures of Bristlenose and longfin :)   Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:03 pm

some more lovely picture's Moo...

keep them coming....
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PostSubject: Re: Mooo's Albino X Common Longfin Breeding Log   Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:03 pm

Great pictures Moo Good Job
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PostSubject: Re: Mooo's Albino X Common Longfin Breeding Log   Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:41 am

Ok time for an update
They are doing well..
Dad

Mum

Hoping the middle one in this pic is a calico, Not too optimistic tho, that dark tail is off putting..





Having a ride on dads tail :laugh4:






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PostSubject: Re: Mooo's Albino X Common Longfin Breeding Log   Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:02 am

More baby photos, Gettin sick of my bns yet ? Laughing






not one of my better shots, but its swimming,


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PostSubject: Re: Mooo's Albino X Common Longfin Breeding Log   Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:02 am

Update time, on the 26th od Dec they will be 3 months ..
Some have long fins, some have short fins, some are yellow albinos, some are white albinos, some are huge some are tiny...
A real mixed bag...



















All the same age, same batch...each individual is so different to the next..Good luck Doug..this lot could really throw your numbers out lol















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