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Old January 16th, 2015, 11:39 PM   #151
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Geez, now i can't use the slapface smiley. Yeah, i've been there many times overfeeding and underfeeding fry. You are brave with those killie eggs, good luck.
Worked out well. I used the Marina Hang-On Breeding Box w/ an airstone, until they hatched. Then I pulled the stone and hooked up the air as its meant to be used, w/ the addition of a piece of sponge to block the overflow. Didn't do too bad, 22 of the 30 that I had pulled, hatched. Probably twice as many hiding in the tank...
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Old January 17th, 2015, 11:09 AM   #152
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http://youtu.be/vpU1EN8NBvk
Are these what you have? Thats a sharp looking killie. 22/30 is a great batting avg.,those Marina,s really are great. Good luck.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 01:15 PM   #153
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Are these what you have? Thats a sharp looking killie. 22/30 is a great batting avg.,those Marina,s really are great. Good luck.
Yes that's them, according to this link that's a synonym ; http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/181604/0. They're nice fish, I'll save you some if you'd like. I just thought of where I can keep them for you

Did you happen to see the video after the one you linked to?, very interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA8s...ature=youtu.be

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Old January 17th, 2015, 04:38 PM   #154
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I did skim through that next video,i will be watching it in full. Thats a whole nother ballgame. Thank you , but nono on the killies, i couldn't take the pressure.
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 03:33 PM   #155
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Thank you , but nono on the killies, i couldn't take the pressure.
They have valves for that...
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 03:37 PM   #156
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So this happened today...

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Old January 23rd, 2015, 09:15 PM   #157
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Wow! Thats a lotta fry! You breed nice stuff. Congratulations. Now get to work!
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Old January 24th, 2015, 04:28 PM   #158
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Wow! Thats a lotta fry! You breed nice stuff. Congratulations. Now get to work!
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So this happened today...

Thank you, good thing I don't have to name then I pulled over 300 eggs, never thinking that they would all hatch, but almost all did. Did the same as I did w/ the killies.. I used the Marina Hang-On Breeding Box w/ an airstone, until they hatched. Then I pulled the stone and hooked up the air as its meant to be used, w/ the addition of a piece of course foam to block the overflow. After I pulled the eggs, I replaced the water w/ tapwater - no chemicals. I just fed them w/ microworms, might have been a bit premature, but some had already used their yolk sac...

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Old January 24th, 2015, 08:31 PM   #159
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Thats a great yield from that group, i was lucky to get 30 from my paleatus group [7?] last time. Thats a nice tip [nyc tap water] i gotta try it. Now get back to work,you need more tanks!
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Old January 29th, 2015, 04:23 PM   #160
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Update... six days old w/ bellies full of baby brine shrimp!



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Old January 29th, 2015, 08:37 PM   #161
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Nice pic, i can see those orange bellies.Gotta love cories.
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Old January 31st, 2015, 09:33 PM   #162
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Yes that's them, according to this link that's a synonym ; http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/181604/0. They're nice fish, I'll save you some if you'd like. I just thought of where I can keep them for you

Did you happen to see the video after the one you linked to?, very interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA8s...ature=youtu.be

That was an interesting video, you would think one would be limited living on an island, but not him.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 10:48 PM   #163
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Default Betta Ocellata spawning. 2/3/2015.

With a little more room now in that tank and full grown,they decided to go ahead and spawn.

http://youtu.be/N-y37dC_p6c
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Old February 4th, 2015, 04:20 PM   #164
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With a little more room now in that tank and full grown,they decided to go ahead and spawn.

http://youtu.be/N-y37dC_p6c


Very nice. Did he pock up the eggs in the sequel? Some good info too!, your spawning adults were eggs 7/26 - nice, spawning at six months

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Old February 4th, 2015, 09:32 PM   #165
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That WAS the sequel,the male looked like he was having a lil trouble picking up the eggs in that lil bit of gravel. i couldn't figure out how to combine the two on youtube. Heres the prequel
http://youtu.be/l7bCI1o62-E?list=UUe...YQubeVZiS6fkOg
Today i removed the male to a five gal. by himself.In the spawning tank the one pleco and some of the other bettas seemed very interested in the spot where this male was hanging out.
Weird, not many here breed fish? You,me..
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Old February 5th, 2015, 07:17 PM   #166
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Safer to move him. I only had a pair; when she was ready to spawn again, she'd pester him, and they'd spawn again. Still not sure if he would always drop/eat the eggs to spawn again, or if he'd spawn again and have two spawns in his mouth. Probably both options depending on how much room he had in his mouth. The last spawning session, I pulled the female, left him alone in the tank. He released fry, and a week later I was seeing much smaller fry in the tank, so I'm sure he had two spawns...

There are a few breeders that I'm aware of , maybe like me they hate to type, or maybe it's secret stuff, That's it - secret stuff.

Oh, by the way...nice gravel . Your time in the hobby is showing


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Old February 5th, 2015, 10:11 PM   #167
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Wow,he has skills with his mouth! I thought they either ate them or they didn't. That gravel is my 50 year blend,its secret stuff. It is hard on the eyes, maybe that male spawned just to get outta dere!
How are you doing with those corydorus snufflelufigus?
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Old February 6th, 2015, 12:41 PM   #168
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How are you doing with those corydorus snufflelufigus?
They're doing well, all have nice fat bellies. Lost 7 during the first few days of feeding, no losses since. The adults kinda look like c. aeneus but w/ a longer snout, very active/prolific (they're keeping my cichlids well supplied w/ eggs) I'll save some fry for you.


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Wink C stenocephalus fry - 16 days

Feeding time No wonder they have full bellies

No worries, excess flows into the main tank...




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Old February 8th, 2015, 05:59 PM   #170
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I could feed my whole fishroom with your "excess" lol. Stock online photos of your C stenocephalus shows "color" in the tails,yet i don't see it in your photo of the adults.
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Old February 8th, 2015, 09:12 PM   #171
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I could feed my whole fishroom with your "excess" lol. Stock online photos of your C stenocephalus shows "color" in the tails,yet i don't see it in your photo of the adults.
Trust me there isn't a shrimp left. The stenos are like chameleons when the picture taking starts. In some they're dark, others washed out, colored tails, no color in tails. In some they shine like gold tetras, others they're covered in a sooty grey. I'm going to take pictures till they look like zebra plecos and then sell them on aquabid
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Allow me a first bid of 39 cents, no? But they must be black with white stripes, i don't like white with black stripes! It would have to be named by you [corydorus Elqueiaiaidae] .Really,that would be a nice fish.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 12:44 PM   #173
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Default Otocinclus again??

This seems to be a more active thread so I'm linking my oto question here in hopes of receiving more views/opinions

http://forum.brooklynaquariumsociety...ead.php?t=1907

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Here's an update on the stenos, they're not little specks anymore, some are .75in.







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Old April 24th, 2015, 07:13 PM   #175
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My Krobia spawned I had seen a few fry last week but they were lost... But today I saw that they had spawned again. Not the best pic, but there are a few hundred eggs in the lower left quadrant of the flower pot.



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Congratulations! I can see the many eggs pretty good in that photo. What is your game plan for raising the fry?
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Old April 25th, 2015, 01:39 PM   #177
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Congratulations! I can see the many eggs pretty good in that photo. What is your game plan for raising the fry?
I’ll try to remove some once they’ve hatched, and put them in the Marina box. If the clay pot wasn’t so big, I would have put it into the Marina w/ an airstone. Then the usual, micrworms and baby brine. The eggs look good; the female is w/ them, she’ll come out for seconds and then go back; once in a while the male will check on them. Meanwhile, on the other side of the eggcrate there’s another pair going through the motions….
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Sweet! Good luck raising the fry.
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Old April 26th, 2015, 05:16 PM   #179
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Sweet! Good luck raising the fry.


I just went to check and they have hatched. I moved some of the wrigglers to the Marina. The parents are searching the gravel for the ones that got away...

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Old April 27th, 2015, 06:51 PM   #180
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Your Krobia are beautiful; I've always liked Acara-type cichlids. How large are the adults?
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