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Some Recent Spawns

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:41 pm
by CatWhat
Just a few quick pics of some recent spawns in the fish room.

Humpbacked Limia ( Limia nigrofasciata ). There are actually a few spawns of different ages in here, typical of any live bearer setup of course.
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Pseudotropheus saulosi. First brood out of these guys, I was actually surprised by the nine fry from the small female. I decided to separate the female and let her release on her own.
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Honeycomb catfish (Tatai perugiae) Well these are just the eggs. This is the second spawn but the first one did not go that well. So hopefully this bunch of eggs (around 15 or so) will fair better in the hang on breeder box.
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Re: Some Recent Spawns

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:16 am
by ScottFish
Great pictures! Congrats.

Re: Some Recent Spawns

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:11 am
by Crazygar
Wow, you have quite the hatchery going on Catwhat! Great pictures and congrats! The Limia are awesome fish, and one day, I'll have them in a tank as they are on my bucket list of fish to keep.

Gary

Re: Some Recent Spawns

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:37 am
by C. Andrew Nelson
Good job! Keep us posted as to how the fry are doing.

Re: Some Recent Spawns

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:07 pm
by CatWhat
The tatia eggs began to hatch this morning, so far so good with this bunch. I still can't get over the fish of the eggs and how clear they are. Even before hatching I could easily see the fry inside with the naked eye. Also I was able to get another 15 or so eggs out of the tube with the female with the use of the good ol turkey baster.

Re: Some Recent Spawns

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:12 pm
by Crazygar
Ah yes, the Turkey Baster, the saver and bringer of life when it comes to fry. No serious aquarist shouldn't be without one, just don't get it mixed up in November!

Gary

Re: Some Recent Spawns

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:19 am
by ScottFish
Better yet, don't let the spouse see you are using it. What she doesn't she, didn't happen. "Honey, does the gravy taste a bit different this year?"

Re: Some Recent Spawns

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:41 pm
by Crazygar
See that's what I was thinking. :D

So how many different species do you have spawning currently?

Gary

Re: Some Recent Spawns

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:34 pm
by CatWhat
At the moment the breeding projects are,

1) Humpback Limia
2) Salousi ( which I have registered with C.A.R.E.S)
3) Tatia perguie
4) Paratilapia 'East Coast Small Spot' ( which I have registered with C.A.R.E.S)
5) Red Tailed Goodied ( which I have registered with C.A.R.E.S) (Awaiting fry)
6) Yellow Convicts ( which I have registered with C.A.R.E.S) (Awaiting fry)
Annnddd up next I am going to give my Bucktooth Tetras that I have had for years now an actual sensible try. With RO water and all. I got to breed these tetras, I set this goal about 4 years ago when I got them so no more excuses lol.

Re: Some Recent Spawns

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:50 pm
by ScottFish
Awesome working with C.A.R.E.S. Why don't you start a new thread to help inform everyone about what they are all about?

Re: Some Recent Spawns

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:18 pm
by C. Andrew Nelson
I'm intrigued. I want to know what C.A.R.E.S. is.

Re: Some Recent Spawns

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:03 pm
by Crazygar
C.A.R.E.S. is a species preservation program aimed at any serious hobbyist wishing to partake in preservation of endangered or extinct species in the wild in their home aquariums, with the sole purpose of breeding, information sharing and preservation of the species.

Here is a link to their Website. Going through whom is supporting C.A.R.E.S. you'll see many big names in the hobby today actively partaking in this wonderful idea!

For more info, go to the website URL provided above.

Gary