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Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:46 pm
by joemc
.... so you don't think i am in with a chance of an Oscar nomination for 'Best Cinematography' in next years oscars then?......... :crying:

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:27 pm
by lou zello
very very nice tank and fish i REALLY LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:48 pm
by Freshwater Tropic
This tank is really nice. I love the video. Thanks for sharing! :thumb:

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:50 pm
by joemc
you are welcome, thanks for the kind comments

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:16 am
by Crazygar
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I'll nominate you, as long as I get to sit next to Nicole Kidman... rawr...

Gary

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:48 am
by joemc
:rofl: now all I need to do is scuttle all other nominations

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:55 am
by Crazygar
No point creating controversy, there is already enough of that in the Film Industry. Either way, magnificent video my friend. Love the fact you breeding these fish as well. They are wonderful fish and often overlooked in the Hobby.

Gary

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:38 pm
by joemc
Here is an overdue update on my Biotodoma cupido project, I think I can say that I have cracked the spawning of these fish now, I have had 5 spawns from my group of fish, the next thing to test is are they seasonal spawners, so I will try get them to spawn on and off over the next 10 months.
The fry from the previous video are now about 7-9 mm in length, they have developed some colour, first to show was the florescence blue / green by the gills, today I noticed the verticle stripe through the eye is visible.
The fish are being fed a mix of crumbled fish food and decapsulated brine shrimp eggs.
Of this spawn there are approximately 40-5- young all being cared for still by both parents.
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this group of young are goIng to be given to other fishkeepers I know who are interested in this species

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:27 pm
by Crazygar
Cool, so what are you doing with all these fry? Raising them and selling them off? I am beginning to rethink why I didn't bring any home with me from Bolivia! Wow.

Gary

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:14 pm
by joemc
I am going to raise them to about 1.5cm then give them away to other fish keepers I know that are interested in these amazing little fish, I know a few other people that have been keeping groups of them and one or two that have been looking for them, so they will all get 6, 8 or 10 of them each, hopefully they will also have some success with them and help spread captive bred specimens through the hobby.
I will raise another spawn if there are still more people interested in them, but I will raise them from a different pair.

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 11:00 pm
by clipclop
Congrats on the spawning.

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 6:18 am
by Crazygar
Such pretty fish, the wild ones are pretty as well, check out the "Bolivian" Adventure that Laura and I undertook, I believe the pictures are still there and a few of them are wild Biotodoma!

Gary

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 2:14 am
by joemc
thanks for that Gary, that is a great journal, here is the link for anyone else that might like to read it, endless great pictures
viewtopic.php?f=82&t=26299&p=295804&hilit=Bolivian#p295804

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 10:34 am
by Crazygar
ROFL, what a good time that was.

Gary

Re: Biotodoma cupido journal

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 6:46 pm
by joemc
latest and probably last update on the fry,
they are growing well, eating flake, crumb and live foods, all are well past the one cm mark and starting to roam about in the tank much to their parents annoyance! the other fish in the tank now ignore them as they are too big to be swallowed. So they are now getting ready to pack their bags and head to their new owners tank in the coming weeks I have found a home for them all without any problems, actually I probably should have raised more as I am still getting requests for them.